The meeting between the French envoy Jean-Yves Le Drian and the head of the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc, MP Mohammad Raad, as suggested by French sources, primarily focused on discussing the acceptable presidential candidate for the upcoming elections. It is deemed impractical to remain without a head of state for an extended period, as reported by “Al Liwaa” newspaper.
According to influential sources within the Shiite duo, the French envoy reportedly holds two drafts:
The first: A modified and refined version of his initial “Frangieh-Salam” initiative.
The second: A completely new initiative that revolves around presenting a third option or resorting to open sessions to reach a consensus on any agreed-upon choice by the participants.
As per the sources cited by “Al Liwaa” newspaper, linking the war in Gaza to the presidential file in Lebanon is considered a waste of time.