Lebanon - The Leader of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), MP Gibran Bassil, presented, in a press conference held at the "The Movement" center in "Mirna Chalouhi", the details of what happened in the parliamentary elections and what the MPs will do in the next stage. He won the parliamentary elections, but the most important thing than winning them is the victory in building the state. There were many who were waiting for us to fall and turn into a political corpse, but the result is that we “were and stayed”, and we have the largest bloc and the biggest conglomerate in Parliament and are ready to work with everyone.
Bassil stressed, "We do not live on hatred and malice, and elections are a means to renew people's confidence in us and are ready to work with everyone. We are reconciled with ourselves and reformers, and we are thinking, based on a colleague's suggestion, to rename our bloc "Change and Reform."
He continued, "No one thinks us of any axis at home and abroad, as we can be a link in what serves Lebanon's interest."
And about those who accused the movement of wanting to postpone the elections, he said: “The elections took place on time, and this is an occasion for some to erase their lies that we want to postpone them,” stressing that “the news of” technocrats” in the government is “Bye Bye.” There is a popular legitimacy that must be recognized regardless where will we be?".
He addressed the change MP’s, saying: "We are ready to work together on reforms in the Parliament and the government, and we hope that they will be represented in the government, and we invite them to see what we have done in Parliament, and certainly then they will decide to cooperate with us."
He also emphasized that "the majority is not in anyone's hands, and we do not escape responsibility, whether we are in the government or the opposition."
On the subject of the expatriate elections, he said: "The poison cook eats it, and the trio "Berri - Jumblatt - the forces" worked on the game of deployment, and they paid for it and everyone paid for it, because it is right for the expatriates to elect their representatives."
Bassil stressed that "political and electoral money had a great impact, but it appeared that there is a reluctant society, and the entire electoral process is challenged in this respect," noting that "the time is for a duel over who can work and provide more, and we are forced to put our hands in together." Also, we will not be in the majority, nor with an internal or external axis.
He revealed that "the movement was injured in Jezzine, where a mistake occurred because of the performance of the movement, and because of the political siege that we faced there."