Taymour Jumblat, the son of influential Druze leader and Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat said he will run for Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary elections to prove “that the Druze community will stay and no electoral law is able to marginalize it,” the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat reported Saturday.
Taymour said he will lead a list of political mavens and old friends of his father in addition to candidates new on the political arena, added the daily.
“It is certain. I will run for the parliamentary polls. It's an important moment for me to prove myself. I will form a list that includes partisan comrades and former allies in addition to new faces known for their efficiency and well-representation ability,” said Taymour in an interview to the daily.
Referring to a statement he made earlier challenging parties who allegedly plan to marginalize the Druze community through an electoral law format that allegedly diminishes their representation , he said: “Many are attacking us...I wanted to convey a simple message saying that with or without elections and whatever law format is adopted, whether a majoritarian, proportional or hybrid law, we will stay here and no one is able to marginalize us.”