Lebanon’s current problem is represented in the absence of a president. There cannot be a republic without a president, and state institutions cannot meet the people’s demands without regulating their work, something that cannot be achieved amid political disagreements. Political parties obstruct work when they disagree, but cooperate when their interests intersect.
On Sunday, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai said: “Financial, personal and political gains... have obstructed electing a president for a year and five months now. This has therefore obstructed the work of parliament.”
Calling for parliamentary sessions to elect a president then postponing them is a charade.Nayla Tueni