Future Bloc reiterates call for election of President

FEBRUARY 24, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Future parliamentary bloc stressed on Tuesday the importance of agreeing on the election of a new President for the Republic in order to regulate the work of constitutional institutions and restore their balance, stressing that the absence of a head of state reflects on the work of the government.

“The political components that hinder the holding of parliamentary sessions to elect a president assume liability for blocking the work of the state and its gradual deterioration. They also threaten the country and lead to the emergence of extremist movements and terrorism during this particularly difficult phase in the region,” the statement read, adding that this only serves the interests of Israel in Lebanon and the region.

The bloc stressed that “until a president was elected, governmental work should be committed to the laws of the Constitution without creating precedents and new norms that would complicate the work mechanism of the State and Lebanese Constitutional institutions, and add chaos to the socio-economic situation.”

The statement assured that “dialogue with Hezbollah continues on the path leading to the election of a new head of state,” and take practical steps to reduce tension and soothe citizens as well as safeguard the interests of the state and its sovereignty. This could only materialize through compliance with national commitments, namely the Declaration of Baabda and international resolutions, including Resolution 1701 of the UN Security Council.

Future Bloc emphasized the need “to end the tragedy of military hostages as soon as possible and end this national and humanitarian issue.”

SOURCE: National News Agency- Lebanon