In Lebanon, there are daily stances and statements specifying the desired characteristics of the upcoming president. Some want him “made in Lebanon,” some want him an Arabist, some want him to be close to Gulf countries and some want him to be a friend and ally of Syria and Iran. Each party is setting down its conditions for accepting or rejecting a president. Then each party would specify the reasons it will attend or boycott the parliamentary session. The same happened when choosing an electoral law - which has garnered no agreement so far. This disagreement has led to extending the parliament’s term. They may extend the parliament’s term again, despite the many objections which go unnoticed amidst bigger political blocs’ agreement.
The biggest threat lies in this surrender to the idea that the Lebanese are incapable of influencing their public lifeNayla Tueni