BEIRUT: Head of the Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt Tuesday nominated Henry Helou, a lawmaker from his own bloc, for the presidency.
“Today’s meeting of the National Struggle Front bloc ... aims at nominating Henry Helou for the presidential election which starts tomorrow [Wednesday],” Jumblatt told reporters after the meeting in Clemenceau.
Jumblatt also described the Aley MP as a "voice of moderation," saying Lebanon needed such a president to help safeguard the country.
"I hope everyone would hear the voice of moderation to help the country overcome this phase," he said.
In response to a question whether Helou's nomination was in response to the nomination of Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, Jumbatt said: “[Helou’s] nomination is not a political maneuver.”