Lebanon MP: Hezbollah’s March 8 only logic is threats


March 14 MP Hadi Hobeish told LBC television on Tuesday that “Hezbollah is the party that will form the cabinet which will be headed by Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati”.

Commenting on the future of Lebanon under a Hezbollah -led cabinet he said

“The March 8 coalition exercises everything but democracy…its logic is that of threats.”

He stressed that Mikati’s cabinet will carry out the policies of Hezbollah-led March 8 and will confront the international community.

The Iranian- and Syria-backed Hezbollah brought down PM Saad Hariri’s government on January 12 over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s ( STL) indictment which is widely expected to implicate Hezbollah members in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005 .

Mikati, who was backed by Hezbollah and its March 8 allies including MPs Walid Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi, was appointed by president Michel Suleiman as PM-designate to form and head the next cabinet , giving Hezbollah and its allies increased leverage in the country and provoking widespread protests.



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