Majdalani: Orthodox sect should have Senate presidency

NNA – MP Atef Majdalani wished on Tuesday all political parties would agree on assigning the presidency of the expected Senate to be founded to the Orthodox sect which comes fourth in population after the Sunnite, Shiite and Maronite sects.

The MP pointed out that despite the orthodox sect has been deprived of many positions; its leaders chose to lick the wound in order to ease issues because they considered the interest of the country above any other consideration, adding that enjoying “this logical approach does not mean that the orthodox sect doesn’t know its rights.”

Majdalani said “We don’t want our demand to have the Senate presidency to look as if it is just a sectarian demand because we aim from that to regain a kind of balance in distributing rights and responsibilities and to secure the success of the said Senate in its national mission.