Lebanon News

Presidential election needed to restore confidence: PM

Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks in front of the Serail employees in Beirut, Monday, March 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

BEIRUT: Holding the presidential election on time will have a positive impact on the overall situation in Lebanon, Prime Minister Tammam Salam said Monday.

“The situation in the country will not take a turn for the better or reach a promising state unless the presidential election is held,” Salam said during a meeting Grand Serail employees and journalists.

“Achieving such a goal will open a new page for the country and reassure people,” he added.

Parliament has to meet and elect a new president within a two-month constitutional deadline that starts on March 25.

President Michel Sleiman's six-year term ends on May 25.





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