[IRGC report about the election in Lebanon. Despite official financial support for Hezbollah in Lebanon, the report talks of widespread financial foreign interference in this parliamentarian election in this country.]
Reporter: Widespread street advertisements of candidates, along with their presence in meetings and in different radio and TV programs, indicate that intense competition among parliamentarian election candidates in Lebanon. The heavy cost of an advertisement in this round of the election in Lebanon has made this election the most expensive election in the history of this country.
–The cost of advertisement is very heavy. The cost of the presence of candidates in radio and TV programs – depending on the type and time of broadcast – is between 15 to 250 thousand dollars. And if a candidate intends to be present in advertisement campaigns, he should pay 150 to 200 thousand dollars. The cost of advertisement on billboards is between 5 to 15 thousand dollars. 0:55
Reporter: As such, the political money plays the central role in providing the heavy cost of advertisements. But that is not the whole story. Mohammad Nasrullah, head of the executive committee of Amal movement, talks of widespread corruption in this election.
–There has been widespread corruption during the election. It has gone beyond buying people’s votes, and now we are witnessing buying and selling parliament’s seats.
Reporter: According to reports, the U.S. and Saudi embassies are openly meddling for gaining people’s votes in different regions of Lebanon.
–The U.S. and Saudi’s efforts for interfering in the election are due to their defeats in the region, but even in the political field, they cannot harm Lebanese people’s resolve.
Reporter: These days, some election lists have been created called the U.S. lists with direct money and opinion of the U.S. and Saudi embassies. These lists, by creating sedition, try to gain votes of those who are in alignment with the Resistance.
Reporter: Because of widespread foreign interferences and injection of political money in the process of election in Lebanon, EU has recently sent a team consisting of 30 observers to oversee the election, upon the request of Lebanese interior minister. These observers only oversee the voters’ registrations, advertisement process, and voting, and they close their eyes on the corrupt process in days before the election.