| 27 September 2022, Tuesday |

How will Sheikh Bahaa Hariri act after officially entering the political life?

Certainly, the Sunni arena before Sheikh Bahaa Hariri announced his official entry to the political life will not be the same after him.

The Sunni popular mood, which overturned on any compromise options with Hezbollah, needs a leadership that reflects its aspirations after Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri stepped away, and his popularity fell. Sunnis as well are not ready to end what Martyr Prime Minister Rafik Hariri devoted to the national arena, hence Bahaa Hariri’s announcement is a sigh of relief three months before the parliamentary elections.

Information reveals that his return has approached, and it will give impetus to the electoral lists in which the “Sawa Li Lubnan” will participate, a movement founded and funded by Hariri targeting reforms.

In a reading of the new Sunni map, Bahaa Hariri is able to reunite in Saida region and its neighborhood, and from here came the choice of his advisor, Safi Kalou from Saida, as his special political representative in Lebanon.

In order to embrace the Sunni Street in Tripoli, which has strongly deviated from the mantle of the Future Movement, Bahaa Hariri’s positions came to serve this goal.

In December 2020, he openly announced to Al-Hurra TV that the unprecedented collapse that the politicians had brought Lebanon to has prompted him to move, and he put a finger on the wound, calling for the necessity of Hezbollah handing over its weapons and implementing Resolution 1559, which the Gulf states are calling for today.

He said at the time: “The whole system that has ruled Lebanon since 2005 cooperated with Hezbollah and spread corruption in it, which allowed the party to control the joints of the state.”

As in Tripoli, also in Akkar, all the way to the Bekaa Valley and Baalbek, knowing that Beirut, which Rafik Hariri built, is not ready to give up his project in these fateful moments that Lebanon is going through.

Thus, analysts say that those who are trying today to attract the Sunni Street after Saad Hariri have found political Harirism with Bahaa Hariri on the lookout.

Will the latter be able to reunite? Let us wait for the compass of the new Sunni movement very soon.

  • Sawt Beirut International