The main fountain at the Baabda Palace was turned off after Michel Sleiman left, signaling that the residence place of the Lebanese president is temporarily empty. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon needs a president.Politicians can no longer afford to engage in pettiness or Byzantine debates over how presidents have been and should be elected in Lebanon – the question is whether they have a plan to help the country exit its current state of drift and paralysis. If they can convince people that Lebanon can exist indefinitely without a president of the Republic, then let them explain how – otherwise, they must produce a solution, and not continue to talk about the dangers that lie ahead.
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