NNA – “Development and Liberation” Parliamentary Bloc Member, MP Kassem Hashem, stressed Saturday that the legislative elections would be held on time, referring to the absence of any reason or justification for their postponement.
“The ongoing debate within the ministerial committee or outside will have no effect on the parliamentary elections’ scheduled date, and this is recognized by all political forces despite the differing observations and positions vis-à-vis fundamental issues such as the biometric card and pre-registration,” said Hashem.
The Minister’s words came before a delegation from the town of al-Arqoub who visited him at his Shebaa residence earlier today.
“As institutions assume their natural role, the responsibility becomes greater in addressing the accumulated dossiers and crises, exacerbated by the failure and recklessness in solving the daily problems and dilemmas facing the Lebanese people,” added Hashem.
“The Lebanese have the right to worry about the future of the generations as the status quo persists in all sectors and fields,” he indicated.
“With the approach of the government’s discussion of the 2018 budget, we urge the cabinet to develop a national plan to meet the developmental and service needs of the Southern border areas,” stressed Hashem, reminding officials of the deprivation suffered by many villages and towns in South Lebanon.