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Salam: Presidential vacuum a 'bitter pill to swallow'

Prime Minister Tammam Salam meets with the Press Club’s administrative board, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (The Daily Star/DalatiNohra,HO)

BEIRUT: Prime Minister Tammam Salam expressed hope Tuesday that his government would not have to fill a power vacuum should President Michel Sleiman’s term end without a successor to replace him.

“Talk about the government taking over power in the event of a presidential vacuum is a bitter pill to swallow,” Salam said following a meeting with the Press Club’s administrative board.

He stressed the need for timely elections within the Constitutional period, which ends May 25.

Salam said he intends to visit Arab countries soon to garner support for Lebanon and encourage fellow Arabs to visit the country.





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