A Hezbollah delegation held talks Monday in Bkirki with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.
“The election of a president is necessary and has the priority over all other matters, that’s why things require more keenness on the election of a president as soon as possible,” Hezbollah official Sayyed Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed said after the meeting.
Calling for a “real and serious” dialogue among the parliamentary blocs to agree “on a president enjoying a high level of consensus and political and popular legitimacy,” al-Sayyed stressed that the country’s next president should not be “a challenge or confrontation president.”
Asked about the nomination of Army chief General Joseph Aoun, al-Sayyed said Hezbollah has the “best relation with the army commander” that is “still ongoing,” but noted that “the presidential juncture is somewhere else.”
“We do not put a veto on anyone, but our opinion is clear, and the path toward it is consensus and dialogue,” the Hezbollah official added.