Al-Rahi Supports Baroud's Candidacy for Presidency

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi backs the candidacy of former Interior Minister Ziad Baroud for the presidency, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Wednesday.

According to the daily, al-Rahi informed officials ahead of his trip to the Vatican last week that he adopts Baroud's candidacy based on surveys carried out by Bkirki.

A second round will be held on Wednesday to elect a new head of state amid reports saying that the lawmakers from the March 8 alliance will fail to attend the session, leading to a lack quorum.

Lawmakers failed last week to elect a new president as no candidate was able to garner the needed two-thirds of votes of the 128-member parliament to become Lebanon's next head of state.

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea received the votes of only 48 MPs while 16 lawmakers voted for Aley lawmaker Henri Helou, one for Kataeb party chief ex-President Amin Gemayel and 52 MPs from the Hizbullah-led March 8 alliance cast blank ballots.

The majority of March 8 alliance MPs withdrew from the session after the vote, resulting in lack of quorum.



Comments 8
Thumb popeye 30 April 2014, 08:24

Al Akhbar is not a credible news source.

Default-user-icon J3an (Guest) 30 April 2014, 10:36

I really hope though that this guy makes it. Regardless if this news is true or false, or whoever bkerki decide to endorse.

Default-user-icon A.S. (Guest) 30 April 2014, 11:25

You guys are all fantastic, I love you all.

Thumb ibinherathreik 30 April 2014, 11:29

al akhbar speaks on behalf of bkirki now lollllll

and apparently bkirki sends out rihban to perform surveys! maskhara at its best!

Thumb FlameCatcher 30 April 2014, 12:30

@M11er: Don't you think that "General" Hassan Nasrallah ... let me correct that, CHEIKH Hassan Nasrallah should stay neutral concerning supporting candidates and not interfere ?

Thumb cedre 30 April 2014, 15:31

so why do u often quote form alkhrabar ft ?

Thumb beiruti 30 April 2014, 16:03

Baroud is very good and I support him. And if not him, then Salah Honein. Honein, too, is very good. Poor both of them, the best and the good have little chance of election in Lebanon.

With the Christian parties still in opposing Geagea - Aoun Camps, one cancels out the other so that the choice of the Maronite President is placed into the hands of Nasrallah, Hariri and Jumblatt and trust me, they will not chose a candidate who will challenge their power bases once elected to office.
The only salvation for the Christians of Lebanon is to retire Aoun and Geagea and form consensus over a new candidate, new blood is desperately needed.

Thumb cedre 30 April 2014, 17:35

'Baroud is very good and I support him. And if not him, then Salah Honein. Honein, too, is very good.'

Khamenei doesn't need a good president, only a docile one...