Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon speaks during a press conference at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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)
Tourism Minister Michel Pharaoun said Sunday that the national dialogue in Lebanon between political rivals was nothing more than a "sedative" to ease the pain caused by the presidential vacuum.Pharaoun, a member of the March 14 alliance, expressed regret that the presidential issue was not discussed by rival leaders in the last dialogue session held Wednesday.While Frangieh is backed by his political rival Hariri for the presidency, Frangieh's long-time ally [Change and Reform bloc leader] Michel Aoun is backed by his war-time foe [Lebanese Forces head] Samir Geagea, who is Hariri's ally.Rivals had then agreed to elect Sleiman as president and form a national unity Cabinet run by Hariri.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE