Hariri tells Jumblatt to 'leave Future Movement alone'

by Annahar Staff

12 May 2018 | 14:24

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This photo shows PSP head Walid Jumblatt (left) sitting alongside Prime Minister Saad Hariri (right) at the Grand Serail. (NNA Photo)

BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) head Walid Jumblatt traded barbs on Saturday on Twitter as the Future Movement celebrated what its leader dubbed success in Lebanon's parliamentary elections

"It's strange that some of the losers of the elections are claiming victory, while others are creating some sort of media hype instead of respecting the law," Jumblatt tweeted. 

The PSP head was referring to the Future Movement parliamentary bloc losing over a third of its seats compared to the 2009 elections, securing only 20 seats in parliament from their prior 34 seats.   

Hariri got back at Jumblatt tweeting "I wish that you would leave the Future Movement alone, and stop blaming all your problems on us, and thank you."

Jumblatt and Hariri's relationship has deteriorated over the increasingly close ties between the Future Movement leader and President Michel Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement.

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