The president 's chair is seen empty in Baabda, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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British Ambassador Tom Fletcher revealed that his country was joining forces with France, the United States and Saudi Arabia to end the presidential void in Lebanon.The Vatican is also preparing for Rai's upcoming visit to Washington, where he is expected to discuss the Lebanese presidential election.The sources said the Russian officials promised the Vatican bishops to exert all necessary effort for a new Lebanese president to be elected; particularly due to the fact Lebanon is the only country in the region whose president is Christian.Fletcher said Britain endorsed Rai's efforts to end the presidential void, adding that he had urged various parliamentary blocs to support Rai's initiative.
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