The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers. The Daily Star cannot vouch for the accuracy of these reports.
Future Movement seeks to prevent mufti from considering larger electorate
Prime Minister Tammam Salam called a meeting of former prime ministers at his office at the Grand Serail Wednesday to discuss Dar al-Fatwa following a decision by the legal council to rebroaden the electorate.
Al-Akhbar has learned that the Future Movement is pushing to prevent Lebanon’s grand mufti, Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani, and the legal council, which supports him, from expanding the electorate, which will elect a successor to Qabbani when his term ends in mid-September.
Talk about Parliament disruption
Political sources told Al-Joumhouria that information circulating in political corridors had it that the disruption prevailing over the presidential election would be taken to Parliament, which is destined for a second extension.
Salam: I don’t want to challenge anyone
Prime Minister Tammam Salam said he was constantly in touch with the various political leaders.
Salam reiterated that convening Cabinet and setting its agenda were the prerogatives of the prime minister.
Nevertheless, he stressed in remarks to Al-Mustaqbal that he “does not want to challenge anyone. I am open to everyone.”
Salam in talks with Hezbollah, Amal over Cabinet powers
Prime Minister Tammam Salam is in talks with Hezbollah and the Amal Movement in an effort to reach consensus during a Cabinet meeting set for Thursday on a mechanism of action for the Cabinet.