BEIRUT – The Future Movement held a meeting presided over by the parliamentary bloc’s head Saad Hariri on Friday; however, no announcements regarding the 15 May elections were made in its aftermath, the former prime minister’s media office reported.
Here’s what we know:
• “Saad Hariri chaired a meeting of the Future parliamentary bloc this afternoon in Beit al-Wasat, during which he focused on the issue of the upcoming parliamentary elections and the [country’s] situation in all its aspects,” Hariri’s media office tweeted.
• Hariri returned to Lebanon on Thursday after spending several months in the United Arab Emirates following his failure to form a government. Hariri’s return comes a the country’s assorted political factions contemplate the Future Movement’s participation in this year’s legislative elections.
• Sources close to Sunni authority Dar al-Fatwa told L’Orient Today that a Superior Council meeting, in which former Prime Ministers Saad Hariri, Tamam Salam and Fouad Siniora would participate, is scheduled for Saturday. Coinciding with Hariri’s return, former premier Tamam Salam announced he would not be running in the parliamentary elections.