MP Walid Jumblatt, right, and President Michel Sleiman attend a ceremony in the Chouf village of Brih, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt said Saturday that he would miss the political approach of outgoing President Michel Sleiman.
“We will miss President Sleiman and the political line he established,” Jumblatt said during the farewell ceremony for the president.
Prior to the ceremony, Sleiman presented Jumblatt with the National Order of the Cedar Medal “in appreciation for his national role and political moderation and his call for dialogue among political rivals.”
Sleiman expressed hope that the PSP leader would continue to play such role “to preserve the political stability in the country.”
Both Sleiman and Jumblatt classify themselves as centrists amid the sharp political divisions in the country, mainly between the March 8 and March 14 camps.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Among the important anniversaries marked in Lebanon Monday were the passing of one year since President Michel Sleiman...
Lebanese leaders condemned in the strongest terms Friday a suicide bombing which targeted a Shiite mosque in Saudi...
The constitution should be the basis of any solution for the now one-year-old Lebanese presidential crisis, Maronite...
Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has splashed out over 3 million euros ($3.4m) in bonuses to reward the 2015...
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE