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The departing president sets a standard by staying in line with the ConstitutionLebanon plunged into a presidential vacuum at midnight with the end of [former] President Michel Sleiman's term and his departure from Baabda Palace. The 12th president exited Baabda Palace in a way that impressed the majority of Lebanese, as well as foreign and Arab diplomats, with Sleiman insisting on respecting the Constitution by rejecting any extension to his term vis–a–vis disruptions of parliamentary sessions to elect a new president. [Former] President Michel Sleiman gave his farewell speech and departed, leaving behind a vacuum in the presidency.U.N. Security Council expected to call for the election of a new president
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