Raymond Merhej

Secretary of Interior at the National Liberal Party
Feature05.07.2018
Raymond Merhej

From 1994 to 2005, university campuses were the only places that welcomed any form of resistance from the youth. They were the only location that the youth could be politically active. Every Lebanese person would look at us [students] to see what we were doing and what we were envisioning for the country. We were living in an era where we had no capacity whatsoever to resist the status quo, but we continued to build bridges and work for a better version of Lebanon. By 2005, no two people could agree on the same thing. But today, if there is one thing that we [political parties] can agree on, it is to encourage the youth to be politically engaged. Any person with good ideas and good leadership can move those around him.