| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Maronite Patriarch 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.

  • NNA