BEIRUT: Zahrani MP Michel Musa said Tuesday that dialogue between rival Lebanese parties was essential for protecting Lebanon’s democratic system and meeting constitutional deadlines.
“The Lebanese are invited to dialogue in order to eliminate all pretexts and causes preventing the strengthening of their home front, [and] in order to meet constitutional deadlines that preserve the current parliamentary democratic system,” Musa said.
The Constitutional period to elect Lebanon’s new president begins on March 25. Musa made the comments while representing Speaker Nabih Berri during a ceremony in Parliament to celebrate Human Rights Day and International Anti-Corruption Day.
The event was organized under the patronage of Berri, in cooperation between the U.N. Development Program and the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.