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Female party leader of National Bloc confident that uprising will be successful


The newly elected head of the National Bloc Party, Salam Yamut, said public affairs is her subject, adding that she joined the party 18 months ago. In an interview with An Nahar daily, Yamout said she engaged in politics when she realized that Lebanon is actually moving backwards because of its leaders’ ineffectiveness and indecisiveness. The ideal framework for political work is through membership in a political party, she explained, noting that she seeks to bring back the noble meaning of politics in serving the people. On the role of the National Bloc in the popular revolts, Yamut expounded saying, the uprising is a state of rebellion which will lead to changing the current political system that has grown to proportions that exceed its capacity to reform. She revealed that her party has developed a plan to this effect. The National Bloc Party has participated in the revolts, limiting its movement to street demonstrations, release of statements, putting up tents and holding open discussions, Yamut maintained. It also initiated coordination among revolutionary groups but withdrew after realizing young protesters are after decentralization. The fire of revolution will not fade away and the uprising will continue, Yamout concluded. (An Nahar, January 31, 2020)

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