Hezbollah supporters wave flags as they listen to Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah in a televised speech in Dahiyeh, Friday, April 13, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Amal Movement leader and Speaker Nabih Berri Sunday expressed his disappointment in the low registration of expatriates set to vote in Lebanon's parliamentary elections, calling on those who didn't register to fly home to take part. In a speech broadcast to audiences abroad, Berri addressed Amal supporters around the world, telling them Lebanon needs their participation in the May 6 parliamentary elections, Lebanon's first such vote in nine years.The Amal Movement is running in the elections along with Hezbollah.Berri added that the elections would solidify "the golden equation" of the Army, the people and the resistance.Speaking during a campaign rally in the Western Bekaa area of Mashghara, Nasrallah emphasized that the party would support any allied candidate, even those who were not members of the party.The rally was held for a list without any Hezbollah candidates but that included a candidate from the Amal Movement.The Hezbollah leader said the district played an important role in the resistance against Israel.He called on Hezbollah supporters in the area to commit to supporting the list and Amal's candidates, urging them to participate in the upcoming elections.
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