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Beirut – Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said that his national initiative, which led to the election of President Michel Aoun, ended the political vacuum and moved the country towards the phase of legitimacy and institutional work.

Hariri chaired on Saturday the Future Movement’s 2nd General Conference at “Biel” in Central Beirut, with the participation of 2,400 voting members and 400 monitoring members and the presence of senior political officials and prominent figures.

“We are a Movement of coexistence and parity between Christians and Muslims,” Hariri said.

“If the Future Movement was entrusted to us by Martyr Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, you are hereby confirming, at this Conference, the will to preserve this trust,” he added.

“The Conference is taking place at a phase that is the most difficult and critical in the history of Lebanon and the Arab region…And we intended it to coincide with the political initiative that we have launched, which ended the vacuum in the presidency with the election of President Michel Aoun; thus, moving Lebanon away from the danger of stagnation, despair and disruption in State departments, and saving the legitimacy from collapsing,” Hariri stressed.

Hariri concluded by highlighting that the Future Movement is intended to be a model of democracy and a pioneer in defending the Lebanese democratic system.

“We are a democratic Movement in the service of Lebanon, a Lebanon of Arab identity, strong in its State, its Army, its free economy, its equal education, health and work opportunities; a Lebanon of coexistence between Christians and Muslims; a Lebanon of civil regime whose central value is the human being and human dignity,” Hariri said.