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Lebanon’s mufti warns of ‘difficult days’

Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani speaks during a press conference in Dar al-Fatwa in Beirut, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani Wednesday warned of “difficult days” if President Michel Sleiman’s term ended without a successor.

Lebanon will see difficult days if a new president is not elected,” Qabbani said at the end of a visit to Bahrain.

A third round of voting Wednesday failed to elect a new head of state due to lack of quorum. A fourth round is set for May 15.

Qabbani wrapped up his visit to Bahrain by meeting with King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa on the sidelines of the Dialogue of Civilizations Conference in Manama.





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