The head of the General Federation of Lebanese Trade Unions, Maroun Al-Khouli, revealed in a statement, “The talk about the low level of popular and protest movements by the forces, groups and activists of the October 17 revolution, is due to the departure of these change forces to organize their vision, ranks and action plan in the next stage, especially as we are heading to an electoral station.” .
He announced “open and intensive meetings for all groups, personalities and parties of the October 17 revolution, to contest the parliamentary elections in all regions and districts under the umbrella of unified lists bearing the revolution’s titles and demands,” and announced that “the biggest surprise is in October, during which a unified council will be launched for all its leaders. revolution”.
He added: “Work is also underway to seek to support and unify the platforms that seek to bring the forces of change to decision-making centers in the form or coordination in all of Lebanon, and that the upcoming parliamentary elections will constitute a democratic coup against the authority and its parties, so that the Lebanese will translate their anger at the dual power and the mafia that brought Lebanon and its people to This is a bitter reality and I hope for change, reform and accountability.”
He stressed that “the experience of the union revolting in the Engineers Syndicate elections, through which we were able to gather the forces of the revolution and achieve victory over the parties in power, we are trying to develop them at the level of the upcoming legislative and municipal elections.”
He believed that “the confrontation with the authority will continue to continue in the street at a higher rate than before, until the election, especially since we are facing a government that is subject to the will of the state and its decisions, and that is submissive in the face of the collapse of institutions, from entering Iranian diesel without official permission, to threatening the judicial investigator and trying to smuggle wanted persons to the judiciary.” And to postpone the required reforms and not to address the social, economic and financial conditions.”