Aoun Expected to Launch Initiative on Presidential Electionsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Head of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun is expected to launch an initiative next week on the presidential elections, reported al-Liwaa newspaper on Saturday.
Change and Reform bloc MP Naji Garious revealed to the daily that Aoun will announce the initiative during a press conference on Monday.
He did not disclose the details of the announcement.
“The main purpose of any of Aoun's actions lies in building the state” and including all factions in this process, he added.
The FPM chief has so far not announced his candidacy for the elections, adding however that he would run if he is chosen as a consensual nominee by the rival political powers.
Aoun's Change and Reform bloc and Hizbullah's Loyalty to the Resistance bloc, of the March 8 camp, have boycotted six of the last presidential election sessions, resulting in a lack of quorum at parliament and leading to the failure of the elections.
The boycott has been prompted by a dispute over a presidential candidate.
The eighth elections session is scheduled for July 2.
Lebanon has been without a president since Michel Suleiman's term ended in May.