File - Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai. (The Daily Star)
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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Sunday warned politicians against manipulating the upcoming presidential election, once again urging Speaker Nabih Berri to convene Parliament to vote on the next head of state as soon as possible.Late last month, Lebanon entered the two-month constitutional period to elect a new president, the country's top Christian post, during which the speaker is expected to convene two rounds of parliamentary elections.Rai also said called on lawmakers to attend the parliamentary session to ensure a quorum, saying such a vote was "a national and moral commitment".
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