Resigned Kataeb lawmaker Elias Hankache on Wednesday deemed parliamentary elections as key to Lebanon’s salvation, reiterating need to produce a new political class through new faces that would help the country overcome its problems.
“We used to call for holding early parliamentary elections, now we hope the elections would take place on time,” Hankache told Al-Jadeed channel.
“We are dealing with a ‘false mafia’ that has led the country to the phase it is facing today namely after the Beirut port explosion, which is considered as the third largest blast in the world's history,” he said.
"Lebanon has historic friendships and it does not have to support Iran in the face of the Gulf, as the most important interest for the country lies is in its youth," he added.
Hankache deemed the French initiative as the last opportunity for Lebanon, blaming officials for wasting the chances offered by France.
“No solution will be reached as long as this ruling class remains in the power,” he said.
"We are in the midst of an inevitable collapse and there is no possibility of salvation but through new faces that have a vision and plans for the future," he concluded.