Rai lauded Lebanon’s mixed religious heritage, arguing that co-existence has been a feature of the country’s history for generations.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai called on lawmakers to elect a President from outside the March 8 and March 14 coalitions Sunday, arguing that a nonaligned candidate would end the political impasse.Rai said that a president should be elected on the basis of the country's needs as well as its internal, political and economic challenges.While Geagea, leader of the Lebanese Forces, is the March 14 coalition's declared candidate for the presidency, Aoun, head of the Free Patriotic Movement, has been viewed as the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance's undeclared candidate.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE