BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun says that he is ready to be Lebanon's consensus candidate.
“If there is local, regional and international conviction on the need that I become a consensus president as a solution for Lebanon, I’m ready,” Aoun said in remarks published Monday.
“But I refuse to be made by any foreign country,” he told the local daily Al-Akhbar.
Aoun said he seeks ties with “everybody except Israel.”
Fears of a power vacuum in Lebanon's top post are growing, with Parliament likely to fail to elect a new president this week, political sources told The Daily Star.