The presidential candidate Tracy Chamoun affirmed in a statement on Thursday that misselecting the president who will lead the rescue operation “will make us wait another 6 years” amid the multiple crises.
“This means the complete collapse of the country, more immigration, and the disintegration of institutions, especially the security ones.”
Chamoun claimed that the presidential vacancy would be a violation of the constitution as well as the will of the Lebanese people, who were looking forward to this event as a pivotal station between the stage of collapse and the start of the rescue.
Lebanon appears to be heading for a prolonged cabinet deadlock that will hinder the timely election of a new president and plunge the crisis-ridden country into a governmental and presidential vacuum.
The six-year mandate of the current Lebanese president, Michael Aoun, ends on October 31, and the newly elected parliament under the constitution must start convening at least two months before the expiry of his term to choose a new president.