FPM Holds Closed Doors Meetings to Tackle Presidential Impasseإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Free Patriotic Movement is holding behind closed doors meetings to discuss the presidential deadlock and the party's options.
According to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Anbaa on Tuesday, the FPM so far held a series of meetings away from media spotlight in this regard.
Sources told the daily that FPM leader MP Michel Aoun insists on his stances and rejects any settlement concerning the presidential elections.
On Monday, Aoun slammed the presidential vacuum, saying it damages the legitimacy of other state authorities.
The Change and Reform bloc, which is led by Aoun, also announced after its weekly meeting that all legislation amid the presidential vacuum is “illegitimate.”
"Our priority remains electing a new president and reaching consensus over an electoral law.”
Lebanon has been plunged into a leadership vacuum after Michel Suleiman's presidential term ended on Sunday with rival political blocs still divided over a new leader.
Over the past two months the parliament convened five times to try to elect a successor to Suleiman but failed during the last four sessions due to a lack of quorum.
The political paralysis is mainly due to a deep rift between two rival camps over the conflict in Syria, the powerful neighbor that dominated Beirut for almost 30 years until 2005.