| 4 March 2024, Monday |

Successive security tensions.. Is it meant to overturn the elections?

All data and indicators so far, three weeks after the parliamentary elections, do not indicate that the elections will pass smoothly. From the scene of the death boat in Tripoli, which erupted a popular anger, interspersed with security chaos and shooting in the streets of the northern capital, to the forms and shootings in the Aisha Bakkar area in Beirut, through the beating of Minister of Energy Walid Fayyad by protesters who blamed him for enjoying his time in a restaurant, simultaneously with the Tripoli tragedy, to the missile bombing from southern Lebanon and the subsequent Israeli artillery bombardment on Lebanese border targets.

Do these data carry hidden intentions aimed at delaying or even undermining the elections?

So, despite the officials’ statements about the imperative of organizing the parliamentary race, the possibility of blowing up the elections remains even on the day of the elections, i.e. May 15 due to the mobile security tensions… and if the attempts to blow it up succeed, who is responsible for the bloodshed in the regions?

Failure to address mobile security incidents, especially with the accompanying faltering of the basic reform steps of the elections, may inevitably lead to its disruption. Will we witness solutions before the due date, or will things be left to chance?


  • Sawt Beirut International