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MP Sami Gemayel announced on Wednesday his nomination for the presidency of the Phalange party after his dad , former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel announced that he will not be running for a new term .

He declared during a press conference: “Because I believe that the Phalange has the power to introduce change, I have decided to run for the presidency of the party.”

The Phalange has an economic and social plan for Lebanon that would once again give the people hope, he added.

“If elected its president, I will attempt to prove to all Lebanese that the Phalange adopts an agenda and a project for Lebanon,” he said

“If elected its president, I will ensure that the party has no room for corrupt people,” stressed Gemayel, while emphasizing the importance of honest practices.

MP Sami Gemayel announced on Wednesday his nomination for the presidency of the Phalange party after his dad , former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel announced that he will not be running for a new term .
MP Sami Gemayel announced on Wednesday his nomination for the presidency of the Phalange party after his dad , former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel announced that he will not be running for a new term . June 3, 2015

The party should set an example to all people and parties, he declared to applause by the gatherers.

“The Phalange party will be open to cooperating with all rival parties, while still adhering to its values,” the MP said.

“These dealings and dialogues will be based on mutual respect, honesty, and truth,” he said.

“The Phalange is open to all Lebanese from all over Lebanon and regardless of their sect. It is open to all youths who seek Lebanon’s interests,” he stated.

“The party should lead the wave that rejects corruption and linking Lebanon to regional conflicts,” he said.

“It is a Lebanese party, which is made in Lebanon, and which adopts a Lebanese agenda,” he stressed.

“We will not place the interests of individuals above the interests of Lebanon,” Gemayel added.

“It should lead a revolt against the current fragmentation of the state. The party should once again rise to the forefront in Lebanon,” he stated.

The Phalange’s new project will not be based on relying on foreign powers, he said.

“We have had long experience with relying on foreign powers. Those who are doing so today will be proven wrong,” he stated.

Sami’s father, who has been leading the party since February 2008 announced last May that he will not be running for a new term .

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