Bassil from Bkerke snubs ‘conditional’ election of president

NNA – Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, on Tuesday utterly refused any set of conditions in return for the election of a President.

“Every condition that has been set to elect a president has been countered with Bkerke’s objection,” Bassil said in the wake of a visit to Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi.

“We support a national accord which brings together Christian and Muslim nationals, be it their agreement over an electoral law or the election of a president. The President is the sole guarantor of the constitution and the Lebanese as a whole,” Bassil explained.

The Minister also stressed the importance of national understanding and acknowledgment of one another.

“We can never reach agreement at the expense of marginalizing others. We currently experience a phase which aims to gather the Lebanese rather than bring them apart.