File - President Michel Sleiman, center, meets with the Ambassadors of the International Support Group for Lebanon in Baabda Palace, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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)
Lebanon, for example, was only able to form a government in light of an international-regional agreement that is also likely to play a role in the election of a new president this spring.The diplomats said they were adamant that the presidential election would be held on time. According to the former minister, who asked to remain anonymous, the diplomats said world powers that were concerned with the situation in Lebanon all agreed on this point, in particular the U.S., Russia, France, Britain and all other European Union states.The former minister quoted the diplomats as saying the green light that facilitated the formation of Lebanon's government should also help facilitate timely presidential elections, as the role of president represented a guarantee for Lebanon's Christians and a necessity for its Muslims.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE