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Beirut- Lebanon’s Future Movement chose by acclamation Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri as head of the party and elected 20 members of its politburo at the end of the Second General Convention that kicked off in Central Beirut on Saturday.

The convention also saw the election of Ahmed Hariri as the party’s Secretary General.

Eighty five percent of party members, or 2116 voters, cast their vote during the Future Movement’s politburo elections.

Speaking from “Biel” where the elections were held, Hariri said: “The convention is a new start for the Future Movement that looks toward the future and has a project for the country.”

Hariri added that the interaction seen at the convention was wonderful, and he promised that the party will work on expanding it.

“Today after the election of the President of the Republic and my assignment to form the government, we see that the situation started to improve and people feel that the atmosphere tends to be positive at various levels,” the prime minister-designate said.

Hariri opened the Future Movement’s convention on Saturday with the participation of 2,400 delegates and 400 observers, and the presence of senior political officials and prominent figures.

Participants at the convention discussed the Movement’s political and economic reports, in addition to the organizational chart and internal procedures, before concluding their work by adopting the proposed political, economic and regulatory recommendations.

Secretary General of the Future Movement Ahmed Hariri said the clear goal of the Second Convention is to show that the party is still present despite all the difficulties it faces.

Hariri also said the Movement would start preparing its special program for the next parliamentary elections, expected in Lebanon next spring.