Hezbollah congratulates president-elect Morsi
The Lebanese Shiite group has congratulated the Brotherhood's candidate and the Egyptian people on the election result
Ahram Online, Monday 25 Jun 2012
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah meets with Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, in Beirut, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. (Photo: AP)
The Lebanese Hezbollah movement and Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) congratulated the Egyptian people on the election of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsi as the new president, describing the move as an "historical achievement."
"The movement praises this unprecedented step and hopes that Egypt's first presidential polls will pave the way towards achieving the demands of the January 25 Revolution," Hezbollah, the Shiite political group, said in the statement issued on Monday.
Meanwhile, PSP leader Walid Jumblatt stated that the recently-declared president would encounter a series of political, social and economic challenges in the coming period.
"Enhancing democracy, promoting public participation in politics, fighting poverty and illiteracy, and reach satisfying levels of human and social development will most likely come at the top of Morsi's agenda," Jumblatt said.
He added that Egyptians had successfully proven their ability to abide by and respect the decisions of state institutions, which reflects a "positive interaction" between the state and the people in the post-Mubarak period.