| Former Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, reiterated that the municipal elections will be held on time and called on everyone to get ready to participate in them. He said: "We support these elections and all elections, particularly the presidential elections. Sooner or later and regardless of how much they are blocked, we will elect a president."
Premier Hariri received this evening at the "Center House" members of the municipal councils, mayors and figures from the city of Minieh, in the presence of MP Kazem al-Kheir.
He told the delegation: "I will visit you in Minieh, this city that is loyal to Martyr Premier Rafic Hariri, the city of heroes and brave men. Everyone sees that the "Future Movement" and "March 14" are being targeted but we will continue the long path together."
He added: "The ongoing events in the region require more wisdom to be able to overcome this difficult period. The surrounding storms burned several countries, but we have to preserve Lebanon, which Rafic Hariri loved and fought for, and we are struggling to keep the country safe until the storm passes."
He continued: "We believe that the challenges facing the region are an attempt to weaken the moderation which we believe in and call for, because it is the only way to save the country."
Hariri then discussed with the delegation the development, health and social needs of the city, especially building new schools, hospitals and roads, and easing the security measures and checkpoints on the roads leading to and from Minieh.
Hariri also contacted Mufti of Tripoli Sheikh Malek Chaar and discussed with him issues related to Tripoli and the North.