March 14 Officials Hold Routine Meetings over Presidential Crisis

March 14 alliance leaders have been holding “routine meetings” away from the media spotlight to discuss the presidential deadlock, the coalition's officials said.

They told al-Joumhouria newspaper published on Thursday that the leaders are assessing each stage ahead of the expiry of President Michel Suleiman's term on May 25.

The last meeting between them was held at the Center House on Tuesday, the officials, who were not identified, said.

The country's top Christian post will most likely be vacant over the differences between the March 8 and 14 alliances.

But Prime Minister Tammam Salam has said that his government is capable of practicing the authorities of the president in case of a failure to elect a new head of state by May 25.



Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved.