Minister of Information, Ziad Al-Makary, announced in an interview with the political talk show program, “With Walid Abboud” on Tele Liban, his support for Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh, for the Lebanese presidency, praising his dialogue capabilities above other potential presidential candidates.
“I consider the interlocutor president to be more important than the strong president,” Caretaker Minister Makary maintained.
The Caretaker Minister also pointed out that “Christians’ peace lies in their openness to others, not in their isolation.”
In response to a question, Makary said: “There is no Maronite who does not dream of the presidency.”
Regarding the deadlines for the Speakership and premiership presidency, Al-Makary advised the new MPs who are entering Parliament for the first time and the so-called forces “March 14” not to disrupt the process of electing the Speaker of Parliament.
Makary indicated: “The disruption in the speakership election process will impact the presidency of the government and the republic, and this is harmful to the country.”
Minister Makary announced that the “Marada” Movement advocates the re-election of House Speaker Nabih Berri for a new term.
Regarding premiership presidency, he hoped that Premier Najib Mikati will be chosen to head the future government, saying: “Mikati has succeeded in managing the past stage, and I hope that the government will be swiftly formed, because the continuity of institutions is the sole way to preserve the country.”