Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has emphasized the latest speech of Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan, saying it was “more than good and unifying.”
“What concerns us is holding the presidential vote within the constitutional timeframe,” Berri said in an interview with Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.
“There is a need to form the government, but the election of a new president is more than necessary to foil the plans of those betting on a presidential vacancy,” the Speaker added.
“We have to await the results to see if the government will be formed or if its formation will suffer a setback in the last moment,” Berri went on to say.
Derian had invited Sunni MPs for a meeting at Dar Al-Fatwa to discuss possible candidates, where all but 3 of the 27 Sunni MPs from different political currents attended the meeting.
“We need to elect a new president and the MPs are responsible for electing him or creating a presidential vacuum,” he said.