A delegation of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), headed by Gebran Bassil, held talks at Dar al-Fatwa with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan, three days after the latter presided over a broad Sunni meeting.
“We witnessed at the Dar al-Fatwa’s meeting patriotic stances on which all Lebanese agree,” Bassil said.
“We came here to stress that we stand by the mufti in all the remarks that were voiced, especially as to the constitution and the Taef Accord in terms of decentralization, the creation of a senate, and the abolition of sectarianism,” Bassil added after the talks.
As for the presidential election juncture, the FPM chief warned that vacancy would be “lethal for Lebanon.”
He stressed to the mufti that his FPM party has presented an alternative approach that is at their expense, but without giving up the president’s popular representation, whether directly or through support, which obliges them to reach a consensus in parliament in order to elect a president.