Lebanon has had presidential vacuum for two and a half years now. Lebanese political parties have so far failed to reach an agreement over who will become president. This is because the party which is the most powerful group right now does not want a strong president but a president who is restrained and who is thus incapable of manipulating higher commands which are issued by others, such as, for example, the administration of Vilayet-e-Faqih. This has been the case particularly after Hezbollah came under Syrian tutelage (after Syrian troops exited the country) and began to monitor politics and security institutions and even receive the latter’s reports and coordinate their activity.
As Lebanese people, we don’t want to reach the same conclusion which Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt reached when he said on Twitter that it’s time to elect any president to escape the presidential vacuumNayla Tueni