Rai called on factions to employ “bold initiatives” that challenge the ongoing gridlock before the next session to elect a president, which is set for Sept. 2. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash)
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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai called for dialogue between Lebanese political factions, urging them to stop conveying their personal opinions as the "one and only absolute" opinion.Rai called on factions to employ "bold initiatives" that challenge the ongoing gridlock before the next session to elect a president, which is set for Sept. 2 .Lebanese politicians have been unable to agree on a consensus candidate and elect a new president to replace former President Michel Sleiman, whose term expired May 25 .
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