Report: Jumblat Will Ally with March 14 in Upcoming Elections
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat will enter in an alliance with the March 14 forces in the upcoming 2013 elections, As Safir newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Sources told the daily that Jumblat’s meeting with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman during his latest visit to Beirut focused on the upcoming 2013 polls.
According to the sources, Jumblat informed Feltman about the choices the March 14-led opposition should take if it is seeking to win in the ballots.
The Druze leader insists on remaining a centrist during the elections, as he will not return to the March 14 forces and won’t be with the March 8 forces.
However, Jumblat’s meeting with Feltman ended by an agreement that he will support the March 14 forces during the elections, the sources said.
Jumblat considers that his centrist position is aimed at maintaining stability and civil peace in Lebanon.
He reiterated that he refuses the adoption of an electoral law based on proportional representation as it will have negative repercussions on his parliamentary bloc.