Rai blames Christian leaders in general for the presidential void.(The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai will continue his campaign urging Parliament to elect a president, holding all Lebanese political parties and parliamentary blocs responsible for the presidential vacuum, sources in Bkirki told The Daily Star.The patriarch blames Christian leaders in general for the presidential void and Maronite figures in particular, as well as the Muslim parties that pushed Maronite leaders to run without consulting anyone, knowing that electing any polarizing figure would prove difficult if not impossible. The sources said Rai would not call for any meeting of Maronite leaders, neither in Bkirki nor at the residence of any Maronite figure.The same sources said that Rai has not always been straightforward in his political dealings, having denied he was working for an extension of Former President Michel Sleiman's mandate but later admitting that he had.
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