A parliamentary session intended to elect a Lebanese president will be held on Thursday, and it will be followed by another session on Friday. The last session will be held on Saturday which also marks the day of a farewell ceremony for President Michel Suleiman whom member of parliament Walid Jumblatt commended, saying “he was one of the real men.”
The quorum may be met on Thursday if other parties are allowed to attend after Hezbollah announced it will boycott the session. Or, the quorum may not be met and obstruction efforts will thus continue. Some parties have recently resorted to obstruction to impose a certain candidate. They’ve acted as such without taking into consideration the constitution that grants the right to obstruct meeting a quorum once but certainly does not stipulate obstructing the state and its institutions from functioning. After all, the constitution’s aim is to serve the state and its institutions and to guarantee the latter’s continuity and performance.
Failing to signify reform
Te Lebanese people have the right to know their president’s beliefs and aspirationsNayla Tueni