General Secretary of Hezbollah. Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, says the Sunday parliamentary vote showed that “the resistance achieved great victory in the election.”
In his remarks late on Wednesday, Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah said the large turnout and the outcome of the election conveyed a message of people’s adherence and commitment to the resistance.
He added that the huge support for Hezbollah and its allies in the election showed people’s commitment to the path of resistance.
After years of aggressive campaign targeting the resistance, spearheaded by the Americans, the number of votes and parliament members have only increased for Hezbollah and its allies in the Arab country, according to Sayyid Nasrallah’s speech.
The Hezbollah leader furthermore said that contrary to claims, there was no single bloc in the parliament that could claim the majority in elections, adding that “none of the honest political parties have made that claim.”
“The advantage of not having a single party or group owning the majority in the parliament, is that it makes everyone equally responsible.”
The Hezbollah leader said that “the nature of the crisis in Lebanon does not allow one single group to solve the crisis single-handedly even if they have the majority, which calls for cooperation between all different groups.”
He also debunked lies promoted by the opposition, including claims that the resistance bloc has sought to postpone the election, that elections were held under the presence of Hezbollah’s weapons, or Iranian influence.
“We saw the American embassy and the electoral lists that were made there. We saw the Saudi ambassador and bags of money that were spent. Did anyone see any Iranian intruding in those elections?” he remarked.
Nasrallah called for changing the current election law, saying “it should not be possible for people to win a seat in the parliament with 500 votes while others who get thousands of votes do not reach the parliament.”
Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah hastened to add that there are several reforms that need to be made in the election process, such as setting the voting age at 18. The division of the districts should also be changed and replaced with making Lebanon a single electoral district, he insisted.
Source: Press TV