In a meeting with the Jabal Al-Arz Foundation, chaired by her in Maareb, MP Sethrida Geagea called opposition forces to unite behind one candidate for the presidency.
“What happened in the first session to elect the president is clear, and we can only draw one conclusion out of it, which is that the opposition forces must unite behind one candidate in order to succeed in bringing him to the presidency.”
The said presidential election session failed to elect a president. The first round ended with 36 votes for Michel Mouawad, 11 for Salim Edde, 63 blank votes, and 12 uncounted votes. A second round couldn’t take place as the session lost its quorum.
Six MPs did not attend the session, including MP Sethrida Geagea.
She stated in the meeting with the Jabal Al-Arz Foundation that she wasn’t able to attend the first session, which was set only 48 hours before it was scheduled to take place, while she was outside the country at the time.
The next presidential election session is now set to take place next Thursday, October 13th at 11:00 AM as called by the Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.
Meanwhile, meetings are intensifying between the blocs in preparation for the coming session to elect a president, including the Kataeb Party and its allies.