AL-RAHI CALLS ON MPS TO ELECT ‘SOVEREIGN PRESIDENT’

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday expressed concern that the fate of presidential election sessions will continue to be linked to “consensus.”

 

“We continue to pray for the election of a president. How can a parliament consider vacuum as being the possible option and election to be impossible?” al-Rahi added, in his Sunday Mass sermon.

 

“If MPs don’t rebel against themselves and elect a sovereign president, the people must not be blamed if they rebel against them,” al-Rahi said.

 

“The failure to elect a new president would be an act of sabotage to undermine the main post,” the patriarch warned. — Naharnet

 

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon