Houry: Primary concern of Patriarch Rahi, Future bloc is conducting presidential elections

OCTOBER 23, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) MP Ammar Houry stressed in an interview with the Orient radio the respect to the Maronite Patriarchate and to Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rahi, noting that “what the patriarch said at the airport came within the framework of pushing for the election of a president,” explaining that the primary concern of the Patriarch, similar to that of the Future movement, is to conduct the presidential election before any other entitlement.

Houry pointed out that this statement was directed to the team that kept disrupting the parliament sessions devoted for the election of a president.

Reminding that the March 14 team did not miss any Parliament session called upon by Speaker Nabih Berri, Houry put the blame on the other team which boycotted the meetings, except for the Amal bloc.

“Since the Taif Agreement we affirmed Lebanon’s coexistence between Muslims and Christians. Hence, we insist on preserving the Christian Maronite seat and we are proud of the country’s diversity which gives it an added value,” he concluded.