Suleiman Calls for Return to Dialogue, Adoption of Modern Electoral Lawإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
President Michel Suleiman repeated on Saturday his call on political powers to return to the national dialogue.
He also demanded the adoption of a “modern parliamentary electoral law that reflects the spirit of the constitution.”
He made his remarks during a ceremony marking the launch of a youth political document.
“We will not allow the constitution to be harmed and we will work hard to hold the parliamentary elections on time,” he stressed before the crowd.
Suleiman lamented the current political state in Lebanon that “has marginalized every noble political act and the role of the youths.”
“The Lebanese are divided behind their leaders,” he noted.
Narrow-mindedness is the greatest crime that can be committed against man, he declared.
Moreover, the president called for lowering the voting age in Lebanon to 18 and age of candidacy to 21.
Addressing the youths, he said: “Don't sacrifice yourselves and Lebanon for the sake of others.”
“Time will not remain our ally forever. We must rise above personal interests and return to dialogue,” Suleiman demanded.
The March 14-led opposition has been boycotting government-related activity since the assassination of Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau chief Brigadier General Wissam al-Hasan.
He was killed in a massive car bombing in Beirut's Ashrafiyeh district on October 19.
The opposition accused Syria of being behind the murder and the government, comprised of Syria's allies, of covering up the crime.