Walid Jumblatt Announces Resignation From Progressive Socialist Party Leadership in Lebanon

Head of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, announced his resignation from the leadership of the Progressive Socialist Party and the current Steering Council.

Jumblat called, in accordance with the provisions of the party’s constitution and by-laws, to an electoral general conference on June 25. He also instructed the General Secretariat to complete the necessary preparations according to the rules and according to the approved mechanisms, and to issue circulars related to the dates for accepting candidacy applications, the deadline for withdrawal, and all conditions related to the electoral process, and to prepare the lists of members of the General Conference and send invitations to them, a statement issued by the party office reported.

Walid Jumblatt assumed the leadership of the Progressive Socialist Party in 1977, succeeding his father, Kamal Jumblatt.

Jumblatt entered the Lebanese parliament as a member in 1991, and after that he was elected a member in the elections of 1992, 1996, 2000, 2005 and 2009. He was also appointed as a minister in a number of ministries.

Source: Qatar News Agency