On the second day of his tour in the Bekaa, Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited the town of Karaoun, with candidates from the Future lists in the Western and Central Bekaa: Mohammed Karaawi, Ziad Kadri, Amin Wehbe and Mary Jan Pelizikjian. After a welco...
On the second day of his tour in the Bekaa, Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited the town of Karaoun, with candidates from the Future lists in the Western and Central Bekaa: Mohammed Karaawi, Ziad Kadri, Amin Wehbe and Mary Jan Pelizikjian.
After a welcoming speech by the Mayor of Karaoun, Yahya Daher, Prime Minister Hariri spoke to the crowd and said: "The most beautiful thing in this celebration is to be between a mosque and a church. This is indeed the coexistence that you have maintained in this beautiful region full of love and peace. This region, which expelled the Israeli enemy. You taught others the resistance. When I am among you I feel that I do not want to leave the Bekaa, therefore I am building a house to spend time in the Bekaa among you."
He added: "We have crucial elections for Lebanon and the Bekaa, and recently there have been lists that publicly declare that they represent Bashar Assad and are proud of that. But the Karaoun will show them on May 6 what the Future Movement is and what the decision of the Bekaa and Karaoun is and what dignity is. We have to work day and night in these elections. It is true that the Future Movement has an electoral machine, but I consider each and every one of you as the electoral machine, especially the women among you, who will take the men with them to the polls."
Hariri went on to state that, "This region needs many projects and at the Paris conference we put all the projects required for this region. Perhaps in the past the projects were specific but they did not have funding. Today, funding is available; all we have to do are some reforms and eliminating corruption. The projects include electricity, roads and projects for the Litani and Karaoun. To complete these projects, Saad Hariri needs all your votes, so that we return with a big bloc to Parliament, and I am sure that you are the people of loyalty and dignity."
After presenting the candidates of the Future Movement in the region, he said: "I ask you to preserve coexistence because this is Lebanon, and so it will remain, despite the ones who try to change this. Coexistence in Lebanon is essential. This is what Rafic Hariri wanted and what Saad Hariri wants in order to build the country."
Kamed El Loz
In his second stop, Prime Minister Hariri visited the town of Kamed El Loz, where there was a popular rally in the presence of former Minister Mohammad Rahal, MPs Ziad Kadri and Amin Wehbe and candidate Mohammed Karaawi.
Hariri said: "I think that the other side is asking today: What happened in the Bekaa? They do not know that this has been happening for a long time and that you, the good people, rejected the guardianship, which they are trying to bring back with the pro-Syrian regime lists. But I have confidence in each and every one of you, the good people in Kamed El Loz and all the Bekaa."
He added: "We are heading towards parliamentary elections in this region and all of Lebanon, and I ask you all to work day and night until Election Day. Many are trying to hijack the decision of the Western Bekaa and Rashaya and all the Bekaa, we have to be ready and to send them on May 6 a message that the Movement of Martyr Prime Minister Rafic Hariri and Saad Hariri will vote so that they understand that this is not a place to impose guardianship. We will tell all those who are proud that they are the allies of the regime that is killing the children, that on May 6, the people will hold you accountable for this relationship with criminality."
Hariri then visited the towns of Lala, Baaloul, Sultan Yaacoub and Hawch Al-Huraimi, where large crowds greeted him.
Hariri also visited Ghazeh, where the mayor of the town, Mohammed Hussein al-Majzoub, held a public celebration in his home. The villagers gathered and chanted slogans of support and loyalty to Prime Minister Hariri.
The Prime Minister thanked them, saying, "On May 6, we will show everyone the identity of Ghazeh and Western Bekaa. We will all vote in the Bekaa and in Ghazeh specifically, for the Future Movement list and hopefully we will complete this journey together".
Source: National News Agency