Lebanon: Majority bloc backs Army Commander for president
Lebanon's Parliamentary Bloc announced Wednesday that it accepts a constitutional amendment allowing the election of Army Commander Gen. Michel Suleiman president. The announcement was made by al-Moustaqbal MP Ammar Houri.
It coincided with a statement issued by MP Elias Atallah, a prominent member of the March 14 alliance saying efforts are underway to amend the constitution to allow the election of Gen. Suleiman for the nation's top post.
Atallah said "The election could take place either Friday or in the following few days." "Serious efforts are underway to achieve consensus on Gen. Suleiman," Atallah told Agence France Presse. "If the (election) session was not held Friday, it could be held either Saturday or Sunday," he added.