The president’s chair has been vacant for a year. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The March 14 coalition, backed by Saudi Arabia, has nominated the head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, for the post, but he has said he would withdraw from the race if the political consensus favors another candidate.Most March 8 MPs have boycotted Parliamentary sessions to elect the president, and say they will only show up when an agreement to elect Aoun is reached.Haddad said regional powers do not consider the issue to be urgent, and are therefore in no great hurry to see it settled.Asked whether fear of an imminent vacancy in key security posts, including the Army's top post, could prompt international powers to step in to break the deadlock, Haddad said he did not believe these posts would actually fall vacant, despite the current debate over appointments.Aside from fears driven by the prolonged political vacuum, some are concerned that former President Michel Sleiman, whose term expired last May, could be the last Christian president in Lebanon and the Middle East.Nader said the fear was real.Haddad ruled out such a possibility as well, saying that depriving Christians of the presidency could create a new problem between Muslim groups that they do not want.
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