Hobeich presented the key to Zeaiter, Hezbollah’s candidate in Kesrouan-Jbeil.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The keys to Kesrouan-Jbeil will always remain in the hands of President Michel Aoun and Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, Hezbollah's leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said one day after a controversial key-giving ceremony took place.Nasrallah's comments came a day after head of the Kesrouan Municipalities' Union Juan Hobeich came under fire for presenting a ceremonial "key to Kesrouan" to Hussein Zeaiter, who is running for the district's sole Shiite seat and who accepted the key on behalf of Hezbollah's secretary-general.A controversy over Hobeich presenting an award to Nasrallah took a new turn Monday with the interior minister requesting that Mount Lebanon's governor summon Hobeich for questioning.A video circulated Sunday showed Hobeich handing Hassan Zeaiter, Hezbollah's candidate in Kesrouan-Jbeil, a ceremonial key to the district at a local municipal ceremony held in the district's Shiite-majority village of Al-Mouaisara.Hobeich, a close ally of President Michel Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement, said he was not aware of what award he was presenting.Former MP Fares Soueid also said that Hobeich knew about the shield and denounced the entire issue "in form and in content".
LF-FPM breakthrough ‘hard to achieve’
Cabinet formation unlikely anytime soon
Private schools to close over funding shortfall
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE