Najib Mikati urges for ‘political will’ to select new president

(MENAFN) Lebanon’s caretaker Premier Najib Mikati announced Saturday that "political will" is needed to stop a stalemate on the election of a new leader.

"What is needed first and foremost is the political will of various political forces and blocs to complete the formation of constitutional institutions by electing a new president as soon as possible," Mikati declared at a press session in Beirut.

He added Lebanon is facing a suffocating disaster reflected in all aspects of life, urging for making important "reform laws" before moving to a final deal with the International Monetary Fund to attain the "promised economic recovery."

On Thursday, Lebanese politicians could not select a new president for the eighth time.
Previous Leader Michel Aoun left office on Oct. 31 after finishing a six-year term, without politicians agreeing on a successor.


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