A deputy provokes anger in Lebanon. He was carried on the shoulders and danced to a song for Assad

During the past hours, a circulating video of a Lebanese MP raised an “independent change” who won the Parliament elections, That took place last Sunday, sparked outrage on social media in the country.

The elected representative of the upper seat in Tripoli (North), Firas Al-Salloum, appeared dancing in celebration and rejoicing at his victory in the elections to a song loyal to the President of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, which sparked a wave of indignation and resentment.

Angry comments continued regarding the scene that provoked many Lebanese, including “He goes to Bashar, why did you not run in Syria?”, and many others.

“justification”

On the other hand, Salloum justified his action, claiming that he “does not belong to any political party and was not a candidate of any of the parties. Rather, he is a candidate of the members of the Alawite sect, belongs to his family, bears their concerns, and will follow up on their affairs and rights.”

And he claimed in a statement that “he is the candidate of Tripoli and bears the concerns of its people, and he will strive with his fellow deputies to secure the city’s rights.”

In addition, unverified information was received yet, according to which “elected MP Ihab Matar, who won the Sunni seat in Tripoli, will announce in a press conference his repudiation of Salloum following it was found that he is affiliated with the Arab Party (Rifaat Eid) and Bashar al-Assad,” according to the newspaper, An-Nahar. .

A blow to Hezbollah and its allies

It is noteworthy that the parliamentary elections in Lebanon that took place on May 15th dealt a blow toHizb allah And his allies, with their loss of the parliamentary majority in the new parliament, according to the final results announced by the Minister of Interior on Tuesday, which recorded the entry of independent opposition candidates emerging from the popular protests that took place in 2019, to Parliament for the first time, in an unexpected size.

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The results showed that opposition lists won at least 13 seats in the new parliament.

While it showed that Hezbollah and its ally the Amal Movement, led by the outgoing Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri, won the seats allocated to the Shiite sect (27 seats) in the country, while their allies lost seats in several constituencies.

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