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.