Lebanese journalist Paula Yacoubian told the pan-Arab daily al-Chark al-Awsat that she was a candidate in the legislative elections planned for May 6th.
Yacoubian, who worked for Future TV (affiliated to Prime Minister Saad Hariri), yesterday announced her resignation. She will be part of a list of candidates from civil society in the district of Beirut I. “There is a major electoral program in preparation. We are waiting to make this program public before deciding on our chances of winning, “Paula Yacoubian told the newspaper.
Yacoubian was the only journalist to interview Saad Hariri, who was in Saudi Arabia after announcing his resignation on Nov. 4 in Riyadh, amid tensions with Hezbollah and Iran. The prime minister has since returned to his resignation on 4 December.