Daily Report: Attention shifts to Baalbek-Hermel
Geplaatst door Lebanese Forces op Dinsdag 20 maart 2018
The electoral coalition between the Lebanese Forces and the Future Movement is confined to two districts: Baalbeck-Hermel and Akkar. While the Free Patriotic Movement and the Future Movement includes Beirut district one, Zahle, Batroun, Koura, and may extend to reach other electoral districts.
On a different scope, negotiations between the Lebanese Forces and the Future Movement have been halted after the Lebanese Forces received the Future Movement’s final answers; hence putting an end to any negotiations pertaining to the elections. Any other talk about this subject has no relevance to the truth.
Now, following the announcement of the Zahle and Metn electoral candidate lists, attention is focused on the Chouf-Aley, Baabda, and Beirut District One which the Lebanese Forces had granted a vacancy for the Future Movement which in turn favored coalition with the Free Patriotic Movement.
On a different level, the electoral coordination between the Lebanese Forces and the Progressive Socialist Party has been launched full force whether on the political level or the electoral machines of both parties. This promoted a wide sense of relief amid voters of Mount Lebanon. Moving north/west, differences between the Lebanese Forces and the Future Movement will have no impact on the Baalbek-Hermel and Akkar race; a fact in which disagreement would be considered a crime against the leading political power, considering Hezbollah had declared a red state of mobilization to the extent that Hassan Nasrallah is ready to bypass the safety precautions and wander the streets in an unprecedented state of alert. All this because of the wide and ascertained infiltration of the Lebanese Forces, Future Movement and prominent Shiite personalities getting together.
Furthermore, if topmost mobilization is a necessity, then such mobilization is of utmost importance in the Baalbek-Hermel district as it could be the only area that includes all givens for a practical election fight, what with the Christian, Sunni, and Shiite factions opposing Hezbollah. Hence, all attention will be focused on this area.
Only days before political powers wrap up their candidate lists, confrontation is heating up and will continue to rise the closer we get to May 6.