Hezbollah Calls for Consensus to Elect Lebanon's New President

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement's second-in-command, Sheikh Naim Qassem, called for a national consensus to elect an honorable president that believes in the country’s sovereignty and resistance against foreign intervention.

Sheikh Naim Qassem insisted on reaching a serious agreement to elect a new president soon, reiterating that the movement would throw its weight behind a presidential candidate that has an honorable profile and holds patriotic positions.

He further emphasized that the new president must believe in sovereignty, resistance, and state-building, adding, "In such a case, he would reject the foreign intervention, believe in liberating the occupied territories as well as in the fact that 'Israel' is an enemy, and protect public welfare."

Sheikh Qassem also reiterated that the political and security stability in Lebanon proves the validity of Hezbollah’s stances, Al Alam network reported on Saturday.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Qassem congratulated the Palestinian nation on the reconciliation agreement reached between Fatah and Hamas movements.

On April 23, a meeting of Palestinian leaders in Gaza has reached a milestone reconciliation pact that will see Palestinian groups form a national consensus government in five weeks - after seven years of operating under separate administrations.

Under the agreement, rival groups Fatah and Hamas will form a government together under the umbrella of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO).

The groups plan to form a national unity government in five weeks and will hold elections in six months.

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