US Charge d’Affaires in Beirut, Ambassador Richard Jones, underlined on Tuesday that the legislative polls in Lebanon must not be postponed again, stressing that the Lebanese people must choose their own leaders.
“One of the best qualities of a democratic government is when it renews its institutions regularly, through presenting its leaders to obtain the approval of the people,” the diplomat told a ceremony upon the US Independence Day.
The event was held at Le Royal Hotel in Dbayeh, with the participation of MP Ali Bazzi representing House Speaker Nabih Berri, Defense Minister Samir Moqbel representing Prime Minister Tammam Salam, and a panel of high ranking figures.
Jones also felicitated the Lebanese on the municipal polls that were freshly held nationwide.
“That was an important step towards the recuperation of the Lebanese democracy,” he said.
Source: National News Agency