Kataeb MP Elias Hankache on Friday called for an independent government that would ensure early parliamentary elections, stressing that the Lebanese’ decision-making should be restored in a bid to renew the current political class.
“Whoever thinks the October 17 revolution had died in light of the coronavirus outbreak is wrong. Hunger is stronger than everything,” Hankache said in an interview with New TV.
“Hungry people are the only red line today and no one else,” he added.
Hankache deemed Hezbollah as one of the main problems the country is facing today, affirming that the situation can longer remain the same.
“The scene of the statelet inside the State and Hezbollah’s weapons in camps prevents the State from imposing its prestige and giving a hope that it is possible to build a better country,” he noted.
The lawmaker stressed that the Kataeb’s persistence in taking stances is what distinguishes it from other parties, saying that they have a consistent belief they follow that always consort with their principles.
“We have resigned from the government and we did not participate in the presidential settlement,” he said, accusing every lawmaker of the situation the country has reached today.
“The Kataeb party has asked all its supporters to take part in the protests so as to build a country on the level of our ambitions,” he added.
Hankache stressed that he is with the resignation of the Central Bank governor Riad Salameh as him being part of the officials, saying that he is responsible of the country’s deteriorating living conditions as much as the other officials are.