Gemayel denounces any House session not devoted to electing president

November 11, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Kataeb party leader, MP Sami Gemayel, on Wednesday maintained that any House session that would not revolve around the dire election of a new president of the republic would be a violation of the Constitution, stressing on his rejection of settlements made at the account of the state head.

“We would rather partake in any legislative session but the law does not allow us to do so. The law only allows us to elect a president,” the lawmaker told a news conference held at the Parliament following a session to choose a president.

Gemayel indicated that new settlements were being concocted at the account of the Constitution, the presidency, the Lebanese, and the law. “Such settlements do not concern us. They are a shame.”

“Nobody is entitled to amend the Constitution, except for the Lebanese people, through the legislative polls. This matter will drag the country into civil war, rift, and tensions,” he warned.

Gemayel did not fail to renew calls upon the parties at loggerheads to elect a president.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY