Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, right, receives Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk in Beirut, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament Website, HO)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Wednesday that the presidential vacuum concerns all Lebanese, not just Christians.He also said that Speaker Nabih Berri had reiterated his warning against obstructing the political process in light of the presidential void. It is a problem for all Lebanese who will collaborate to end this void, but by through obstructing the work of [political] institutions," Machnouk said after visiting Berri at his Ain al-Tineh residence.He acknowledged that disrupting the political process was one way to exercise political pressure, but urged officials to use other means. Machnouk spoke on behalf of Berri, saying the latter considers the Constitution as the basis for political action.
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