BEIRUT – In a statement marking the 14th anniversary of the liberation of South Lebanon, Prime Minister Tammam Salam lamented the current political situation and the looming vacancy of the presidency.
“We celebrate the anniversary of the Liberation in the midst of critical circumstances,” Salam said Sunday
“The joy of liberation is not complete until democracy returns to all constitutional institutions. This will not happen without the election of a president and a parliament, and a national renaissance [long] awaited by the Lebanese.”
The premier went on to laud the occasion as one which “represents the unity of Lebanon in the face of the enemy, and the honest support of political forces for the army and the Resistance.”
May 25 marks “Resistance and Liberation Day,” when Israeli troops withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000, after 22 years of occupation.