Siniora implores Bkerke to end presidential void

APRIL 20, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Former Prime Minister and head of the Future parliamentary bloc, Fouad Siniora, on Monday stressed the pressing need to end the presidential vacancy.

“The strong president is the one who is able to gather all the Lebanese and ensure the presence of two thirds of MPs at the parliamentary session devoted to the election of a head of state, and could also ensure the vote of 65 MPs in his favor,” Siniora said after his visit to Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rahi in Bkerke.

Siniora stressed that Lebanon was the only country in the region to have a Christian president, and finally added that the state which spreads its authority over all its territory is the one that can ensure a better future for its people.