President Michel Aoun said Wednesday that “the arrangements for the Spring parliamentary elections are ongoing,” stressing that “any attempt to interfere in the elections will be strongly confronted.”
He added that “there is no need to be worried” nor “to believe the rumors.”
As for the governmental crisis related to the port blast investigations, Aoun said “contacts are underway to resolve the obstacles preventing Cabinet from convening.”
Aoun had met Wednesday with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka, who briefed him on the U.N. Security Council’s recent deliberations on Resolution 1701.
Wronecka also informed Aoun about the ongoing preparations for the upcoming visit of the U.N. Secretary-General to Lebanon this month.