MP Michel Mouawad got 36 votes in the first round of the presidential election session today and said the session witnessed “a key step on the course of uniting the opposition,” seeing as “a significant majority from the opposition” voted for him.
“Today 36 MPs granted me their confidence and 4 expressed their support for me despite their absence for various reasons,” Mouawad said at a press conference after the session.
Thanking all the MPs who voted for him, Mouawad said he represents “the choice of sovereignty, reform, and accord among the Lebanese.”
“I’m the son of Fouad Chehab and Rene Mouawad and my choice is to return hope to the country and to build the state and its economy,” he added.
“If we stay alone, there won’t be a capability for change and salvation and I extend my hand to unite the opposition,” the MP said.
“If we stay separated, we won’t be able to achieve reform,” he added.
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