File - President Michel Sleiman speaks during an interview with The Daily Star at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (The Daily Star/Grace Kassab)
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Starting Tuesday, the spotlight will shift to the country's newest concern, the presidential election, amid expectations that the two-month period for the process will expire without any agreement on a candidate to succeed President Michel Sleiman.There appears to be an understanding that this government is working to give the presidential file the same importance as its own formation by working on several points.However, political sources have said Hezbollah desires to maintain the status quo following the end of Sleiman's presidential term, with the current government taking over presidential powers.According to information made available to The Daily Star, Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai is contacting Christian figures to try to reach a consensus and organize a meeting in Bkirki to discuss the presidential election.
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