Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, left, looks on as President Michel Sleiman presents a golden plated reliquary to accommodate Saint Rafka's remains in Jrabta Monastery, Sunday, March 23, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai agreed with three rival Maronite political leaders Friday on the need to hold the presidential election on time.Rai chaired a meeting at the patriarchate in Bkirki late Friday that brought together Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, former President Amine Gemayel, head of the Kataeb Party, and Zghorta MP Suleiman Franjieh, head of the Marada Movement. A committee of lawmakers from Berri's bloc have so far held consultations with Geagea, Aoun and Gemayel and other politicians over the presidential election.
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