March 14 MPs read their statement , Saturday, May 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament, HO)
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March 14 lawmakers Saturday held their rivals responsible for the presidential void and urged them to exercise their role to elect a new head of state.Adwan said the Change and Reform bloc and March 8 groups' boycott of previous election sessions dealt a major blow to democracy.March 14 MPs started flocking to Parliament Saturday evening – a few hours after Michel Sleiman left the Baabda Palace -- in a show of force against presidential void after the assembly failed to elect a successor to Sleiman, whose term ends on May 25 .Initially, Kataeb MP Sami Gemayel suggested that the coalition's lawmakers stay in Parliament from 6 p.m. until midnight.
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