Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi announced Sunday that he hopes that the binding parliamentary consultations to name a PM-designate will be held as scheduled on Monday.
Al-Rahi also called for the designation of “a patriotic, reformist figure that enjoys the trust of the rebelling people… and the approval of the Arab and international communities that are concerned with helping Lebanon in overcoming its financial hardship.”
“We urge all those concerned with the issue of designation and formation to cooperate this time and facilitate the government formation process instead of repeating the game of conditions and counter-conditions, the heresy of constitutional interpretations or the conflict over jurisdiction,” the patriarch added.
“What is the value of the rights of sects in the face of the impending danger surrounding Lebanon? Shouldn’t Lebanon come first?” al-Rahi went on to say.
He also urged officials to “finish the formation of the government before August 4, the date of the Beirut port bombing.”