Berri, Bassil on Lebanon's parliamentary elections results
President of the Free Patriotic Movement confirms that his bloc is the largest in the Lebanese parliament, and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri stresses that Lebanon can maintain its wealth.
The president of the Free Patriotic Movement, Gebran Bassil, held a press conference on Tuesday, following the results of the Lebanese legislative elections.
Bassil affirmed that the party received the majority of votes within Parliament and expressed that the elections are an opportunity for them to work more, expressing his readiness to "work with all people."
The head of the Free Patriotic Movement again reiterated his call for dialogue in Lebanon.
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On his part, the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri thanked the Lebanese voters who participated in the recent elections and stated that he was thankful for their "immeasurable sincerity".
Addressing the voters, Berri called for turning the election results into a "Lebanese day in which the Lebanese meet to renounce hate speech."
He accused some within the country of lacking patriotic maturity, despite Lebanon being one of the oldest democracies in history.
Berri stressed that the results of the elections will be an opportunity "to put aside the inflammatory rhetoric and let all the hotheads calm down."
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri affirmed that Lebanon's wealth is a sovereign entitlement that is not subject to compromise or bargain, reiterating that Lebanon possesses all the elements of strength to preserve its wealth.
Berri also stressed that it is about time to lower the voting age to 18.