Patriarch Beshara Rai, right, receives Nader Hariri, the head of former Prime Minster Saad Hariri’s office in Bkirki, Monday, May 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Maronite Patriarchate Bkerke, HO)
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A top Future official reiterated the bloc's rejection of a vacuum in the presidency Monday as Kataeb leader Amine Gemayel warned against the "drastic repercussions" of such a scenario.Parliamentary sources said Bkiriki would not hold more meetings with Maronite leaders, as sources in the Free Patriotic Movement said the party does not approve extending President Michel Sleiman's term.The FPM sources said the group opposes extending the term of Sleiman amid reports that Rai favors that option over a presidential vacuum.The FPM sources insisted it is still possible to hold the presidential election on time.
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