“ISIS is causing the exodus of Mosul’s Christians while the Change and Reform bloc is emptying the presidency from a Christian political presence,” said MP Fadi Karam.(The Daily Star/ Van Meguerditchian)
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Lebanese Forces bloc MP Fadi Karam likened the Change and Reform Bloc to the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria Friday, saying that they are "two sides of the same coin".Ten MPs from Michel Aoun's Reform and Change bloc submitted a draft proposal to amend the Constitution to allow the president to be elected via a popular vote Thursday.Aoun suggested that Christians could vote in a first round, with the top two candidates then facing a vote by the general public. The presidency, which has been vacant since former President Michel Sleiman's term ended May 25, is reserved for a Maronite Christian under the National Pact of 1943 that governs Lebanon's political power-sharing.
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