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Berri Calls for 'Clean, Free' Elections

21 Mar 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

In light of Lebanon's preparations for its long-awaited parliamentary elections, Speaker Nabih Berri said he is “looking forward for high voter turnout,” urging the Lebanese to “practice their national duty” and cast their votes, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

“We are looking forward for massive election turnout. It is the national duty of each citizen,” Berri told the daily in an interview.

LF, Mustaqbal Will Only Ally in Akkar, Baalbek-Hermel

20 Mar 2018
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Fuente: 
Naharnet

The Lebanese Forces and al-Mustaqbal Movement will only be allied in the Akkar and Baalbek-Hermel districts in the upcoming parliamentary elections, the LF said on Tuesday.

Electoral negotiations over the other districts “have stopped,” the LF's official website reported.

“The LF's candidate for Akkar's Greek Orthodox seat, retired Maj. Gen. Wehbe Qatisha, will join al-Mustaqbal Movement's list” in the district, the website added.

“Mustaqbal's leadership has been informed of this,” it said.

Kassem s’attend à un maintien de l’équilibre

16 Mar 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
L'Orient Le Jour

Le Hezbollah prévoit que ses alliés obtiendront davantage de sièges parlementaires à la faveur des législatives du 6 mai, mais ne s’attend à aucun changement fondamental dans l’équilibre des forces au sein du gouvernement.
« Notre ambition lors de cette consultation populaire n’est pas d’accroître le nombre de députés du Hezbollah, mais d’obtenir une représentation plus large de nos alliés de différents groupes, courants et partis » politiques, a ainsi déclaré le numéro 2 de la formation chiite, le cheikh Naïm Kassem, dans un entretien accordé hier à Reuters. 

Nasrallah: "Nous n’accepterons pas les alliés de Daech et d'al-Nosra"

16 Mar 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
L'Orient Le Jour

Dans une allusion au courant du Futur, le chef du Hezbollah, cité par Al-Akhbar, a affirmé: "que personne ne suppose qu'il enregistrerait une victoire s'il parvient à faire élire un ou deux députés"

Le secrétaire général du Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, a mis en garde contre "les alliés de Daech et du Front al-Nosra" qui se présentent face à la liste du tandem chiite dans la circonscription de Baalbeck-Hermel en vue des élections législatives prévues le 6 mai.

À Zahlé, un tableau toujours brumeux...

14 Mar 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
L'Orient Le Jour

Les Kataëb et les Forces libanaises s’allient et forment une liste complète qu’ils annonceront dimanche. 

À douze jours du 26 mars, date limite du dépôt des listes pour les législatives prévues le 6 mai prochain, la situation à Zahlé est encore brumeuse. Même si certaines alliances sont déjà définies. La lenteur sur ce plan pourrait s’expliquer par l’importance de la compétition pour les sept sièges de la circonscription. Ceux-ci sont répartis comme suit : deux grecs-catholiques, un maronite, un sunnite, un chiite, un grec-orthodoxe et un arménien orthodoxe.

Cabinet Approves State Budget

12 Mar 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft 2018 state budget, sending it to Parliament for ratification.

“The budgets of all ministries have been slashed by 20% and I thank the finance minister for finalizing the state budget,” Prime Minister Saad Hariri said at a joint press conference with Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, describing Cabinet's speedy approval of the budget as an “achievement.”

Berri Affirms Timely Polls, Says Failure 'Wrecks' Country

03 Mar 2018
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Fuente: 
Naharnet

Speaker Nabih Berri has assured all parties skeptical about the country's elections that the polls “are going to be staged as scheduled,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

Berri said failure to stage the elections would “wreck the country,” and make it lose its connections with other states. “We will not let that happen,” he stressed as telling his visitors

“I say decisively and definitively, the elections will take place, there is no force in the world to stop or disrupt it,” he concluded.

Kataeb decides not to ally with LF in elections

01 Mar 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

The opposition Kataeb Party has decided not to ally with the Lebanese Forces in the upcoming parliamentary elections seeing as the LF is part of the ruling coalition, a media report said.

"Kataeb has informed all parties concerned, topped by the LF, that its alliances will be political and based on clear stances against the policies and parties of the ruling class," a source informed on contacts between Christian parties told al-Joumhouria daily in remarks published Thursday.

Mustaqbal to Ally in Mainly Christian North District

01 Mar 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

The Free Patriotic Movement and the al-Mustaqbal Movement will be on the same electoral list in the Bsharri-Zgharta-Koura-Batroun electoral district, FPM sources have said.

“It is not possible for us to ally with al-Marada Movement if it will back Najib Miqati in Akkar or Tripoli and the Lebanese Forces will not get our votes if it will back Ashraf Rifi,” the sources told the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper in remarks published Thursday.

“There are standards that do not allow us to deal with each district separately,” the sources added.

Naharnet Newsdesk

Saad Hariri accepts invitation to go to Saudi Arabia

27 Feb 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
CNN

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia, his office said, in what would be his first trip to the kingdom after he resigned under mysterious circumstances from the Saudi capital last year.

The announcement came at the end of a meeting Monday in Beirut that Hariri held with Saudi envoy Nizar al-Aloula and advisers to the Saudi royal court.

Hariri said he would visit Saudi Arabia "as soon as possible" and that the talks had been "excellent," according to the statement.

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