Disagreements Topple Expected Maronite Summit in Bkirkiإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Efforts exerted by top Maronite leaders to hold a summit on May 17 in Bkirki were unsuccessful as sharp differences over the presidential elections widened the gap between the political arch-foes.
According to An Nahar newspaper published on Thursday, Christian leaders informed two envoys tasked by Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi that there's no enthusiasm voiced by any official to attend the meeting.
Last week, media reports said that an initiative by Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel could lead to talks between Christian officials under the auspices of al-Rahi.
Gemayel has met with several leaders in the country in the past week as part of his initiative to resolve the presidential deadlock.
He has held talks so far with President Michel Suleiman, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun, Marada movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh and Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat.
The presidency is reserved for Maronites under the National Pact of 1943.
The ongoing disagreement between the March 8 and 14 camps is raising fears that they will fail to elect a president before May 25, resulting in vacuum in the country's top post.
n a modern world children might be born to parents with certain political colour , but when they grow older they are not branded, they determine themselves to wich political party they want to belong,and most of all according to their constitution they have equal rights; in politics religion does not play any role .Unfortunately in Lebanon the feudal system based on devide and rule is prohibiting Lebanon to join the modern world.
A Bunch of BOZOS
'Christian leaders informed two envoys tasked by Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi that there's no enthusiasm voiced by any official to attend the meeting.'
Translation: we are not allowed to participate and mend the Maronite disagreement.
History will not be easy on you..
Cardinal Ra3i will insist that the Maronite MPs secure the quorum, but some Maronite MPs cannot provide the quorum because they are bound by the MOU to respect and abide by the edicts of higher supreme religious authority abroad.