Sami Gemayel: Parliament not entitled to make legislations amidst absence of president

NOVEMBER 09, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Kataeb chief MP Sami Gemayel stressed on Monday that the House of Parliament is not entitled to make legislations amidst the absence of the president of the republic.

“Making legislations by the parliament amidst the absence of the president of the republic is deemed an unconstitutional act,” MP Gemayel was speaking during a press conference, whereby he underlined the paramount role of the president of the republic in making legislations.

“The solution lies in exerting pressure on deputies who are impeding the election of the president,” Gemayel said, noting that the responsibility falls on those MPs rather than those who are rejecting to violate the constitution through what they term as the legislation of necessity.

The MP stressed commitment to clinging to the notion of institutions, outlining the proper roadmap as follows: the election of the president, the formation of a government, the endorsement of an electoral law and the holding of early parliamentary elections.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON