File - Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai heads a Muslim-Christian summit in Bkirki, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Saturday urged lawmakers to secure quorum for next week's parliamentary session and begin voting in favor of the best presidential candidate for the country's top Christian post.Kataeb Party leader and former President Amine Gemayel is expected to join the race next week, while Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun has said he would only run for the post as a consensus candidate.Lebanese Forces and the Kataeb Party have also said they would attend the first voting round.In his address, Rai also urged lawmakers to preserve the state and address people's issues.
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