With the end of Sleiman’s term looming, Lebanon’s MPs have yet to elect his successor. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The inability of MPs to choose a successor to President Michel Sleiman has cast serious doubts over the efficiency of the electoral system currently in place."In order to face dire challenges, presidential candidates must present an ambitious vision to build a country," Younes said when asked about the main characteristics needed in a future president.He explained that the government would be able to act on various social, economic, cultural, environmental and educational levels grounded on the president's vision. A strong believer that the president must serve the people, Younes emphasized that in a country where religious and political divisions were deeply integrated within the society, unity was not an easy goal. For both Younes and Mourad, the new president must be a good leader, have courage and be intelligent.Although regional and international complications have contributed to Lebanon's dire internal situation, Arbid is confident that with the right president, things can change for the better.
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