Christian parties and lawmakers are pondering the possibility of boycotting Parliament sessions in response to a vacuum in the presidency.
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With no solution in sight to the presidential election stalemate, Christian parties and lawmakers are considering boycotting Parliament sessions in response to a vacuum in the presidency.Lawmakers from the March 14 coalition said they would boycott any legislative Parliament session should the country's top Christian post become vacant on May 25, when President Michel Sleiman's six-year tenure expires.Zahra said that MPs from other parties would join the LF lawmakers in their boycott of Parliament if MPs fail to elect a new president before May 25 .The remarks by Zahra and Gemayel come as the threat of a power vacuum looms large over Lebanon, as Parliament has failed four times in less than one month to elect Sleiman's successor.The meetings come a day after Bassil was reported to have discussed the presidential election in Riyadh with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.The Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri called on Lebanese lawmakers to elect "a consensual president," saying the presidential vote was a Lebanese issue alone.
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