This picture shows Maronite Bishop Samir Mazloum during a conference to promote Bkirki's national charter, Monday, May 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Bkirki National Charter calls for reviving dialogue between the different political parties and strives to steer Lebanon away from a national crisis, former MP Farid al-Khazen said Monday.The last dialogue session, which occurred last week, was boycotted by most March 8 and some March 14 figures.The conference, held at the Hilton Hotel and titled "Bkirki National Charter: A National Project," was attended by MP's, high-ranking officials, scholars, and religious figures. The charter stresses the need for the timely election of a new president and for Muslim-Christian partnership to run Lebanon, and was hailed by Lebanese politicians.
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