(MENAFN) Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri voted Sunday at the Shakib Arslan School in Verdun, Beirut, and reassured that he does not fear security deterioration after the parliamentary elections.
"I performed my electoral duty and cast my vote like any Lebanese. I think that if we look at what is happening around us and how Lebanon is holding democratic elections, we see that the country is fine," Hariri said after leaving polling station.
"Every Lebanese citizen must vote to perform their national duty and vote for whomever they want. I would like to thank all those responsible for the electoral process, from the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs to the Internal Security Forces, the Lebanese Army, the delegates, the observers, the judges and all institutions," the premier and the leader of al-Mustaqbal Movement added.
"They are doing a great job for the country, I reiterate that this process is democratic and for the benefit of the country. The Prime Minister and competent ministries are following up on the process. I reiterate that this is a democratic process for the interest of the Lebanese citizen, and good luck to everyone," Hariri went on to say.
Asked how the rival parties will hold national dialogue or form a national unity cabinet after they "traded treason accusations," Hariri said: "We are in a democratic country and everyone has the right to say what they want and hopefully the electoral process will happen smoothly."
In response to another question, Hariri reassured that "there is no fear" over the country's security after the elections.