The March 14 alliance’s officials have been holding meetings away from the media spotlight to come up with a united stance on the upcoming parliamentary elections, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.
The newspaper quoted a March 14 source as saying that the majority of the coalition’s members have rejected another extension of parliament’s four-year mandate.
The legislature’s term was extended last year to November 2014 after lawmakers failed to agree on a new electoral draft-law.
Some officials have stressed during the discussions that the priority should focus on holding the presidential elections first, claiming that organizing parliamentary polls amid a vacuum at Baabda Palace would lead to complications.
If the polls were held by November and in the absence of a president, it would create a precedence for Lebanon.
The officials have raised questions as to who would hold the binding consultations with the new MPs to name a prime minister.
The constitution states that the president would hold such consultations to inquire the different parliamentary blocs on the name of the PM.
Lebanon’s top Christian post plunged in a vacuum in May when President Michel Suleiman’s six-year term expired.
The parliament failed to elect a successor over differences between the March 8 and 14 alliances on a compromise candidate.