Sfeir hints to a Non-March 14 President

30Jun07

Signs of hope to settle the impasse of the halt of parliament has shed light yesterday, as a meeting held with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea at Bkirki. While the next biggest debate facing the country would be the battle for Baabda, this was said:

Lebanon Presidential Palace

The formation of a second government would constitute as a criminal, illegitimate and unconstitutional act, adding that attempts to form such a government were extremely dangerous and threatened civil peace“, said Geagea.

The Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir affirmed on Friday that presidential elections will take place on the assigned date “no matter what”; adding that the March 14 forces would not object if the next president was not a member of the March 14 camp.

Loud and clear. This is the first time the Patriarch suggests such a candidate openly.

While at Bkirki, MP Michel el-Murr said he was “75-percent optimistic that a solution to Lebanon’s problems can be reached”, this blogger ponders on the remaining 25-percent.



2 Responses to “Sfeir hints to a Non-March 14 President”

  1. 1 frencheagle

    Riad Salamé is one of Rafic’s Hariri guys

    I dont think the opposition would consider him as a compromise.

    Michel Sleiman yes

  2. 2 kheireddine

    Probably Riad Salameh or Michel Sleiman…


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