The Lebanese who spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat waved a “voice of revenge” from the ruling authority in the parliamentary elections that will be held internally next Sunday, after they were held abroad in recent days.
Many voters intend to punish the ruling class as a whole and vote against them, in accordance with the slogan that was raised during the “October Revolution,” which is “all of them means all of them,” while the vast majority of the Lebanese changers express their tendency to what is described as the “voice of revenge.” They express their complete rejection of the current political class for several reasons, starting with losing their deposits and not ending with their daily suffering from power outages, high prices of medicine, fuel and foodstuffs, and the collapse of the national currency exchange rate. In addition, some find in these elections a golden opportunity to undermine “Hezbollah” and its policies “which isolated Lebanon from its Arab environment.”
In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, electoral expert Abbas Bou Zeid confirms that “the opposing voice in all the meaning of the word and revenge will vote for the change regulations.” For his part, and through studies he conducted, electoral expert Kamal Feghali points out that “the percentage of those who announced their intention to vote for new forces to punish the ruling authority reached 37 percent.” However, after the voters found that these lists did not meet their aspirations, the percentage decreased by 20 percent.” He says: “Unfortunately, the change forces appeared dispersed, and they did not prove their seriousness. White as an expression of the political position, or some may turn towards candidates from the political class who provided services to citizens, but do not belong to the ruling authority such as the (Free Patriotic Movement) or Hezbollah.
In addition, Pope Francis postponed his visit to Lebanon, which was scheduled to take place in June, for health reasons, according to what the Lebanese Minister of Tourism Walid Nassar announced yesterday (Monday). Nassar said in a statement that “Lebanon received a letter from the Vatican departments officially informing of the decision to postpone the Pope’s scheduled visit to Lebanon, for health reasons.”