Mashnouq orders summoning of Juan Hbeish over presenting ‘Keserwan key’ to Hezbollah candidate

Interior Minister Nohad Mashnouq has asked Mount Lebanon Governor, Judge Mohammad Mekkawi, to summon Head of Keserwan Municipalities' Union Juan Hbeish, over granting the key of Keserwan to candidate to the legislative elections in Jbeil Hussein Zeaiter, a statement by Mashnouq's office indicated on Wednseday.

Last week, Hbeish presented the symbolic key to Zeaiter, Hezbollah candidate for Keserwan-Jbeil district.

The statement explained that the summoning request is to "question [Hbeish] over the circumstances of his move, and whether the Union had issued a decision in that respect."

"The press office of the Interior Ministry is keen to confirm that sectarian tensions have no relation to this affair, as mentioned in some media outlets," it said.

Source: National News Agency