On Tuesday, Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper reported that Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch, Beshara Al-Rahi, has already some names in thoughts as potential candidates for the presidential elections.
He defined that his selections shall be primarily based on “the character and impartial traits that he has proposed.”
He first gave two names:
Ziad Baroud, former minister of inside and municipalities from 2008 until 2011. He served within the cupboard of each former prime ministers Fouad Siniora and Saad Al-Hariri.
Roger Dib, a former minister in Lebanon’s post-civil struggle authorities.
In a while, the patriarch additionally gave the title of Jihad Azour, former minister of finance from 2005 to 2008 throughout Siniora’s authorities, and present Director of the Center East and Central Asia Division on the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF).
The present President Michel Aoun’s time period is about to finish this October and the presidential elections ought to occur quickly after.
The continuing speculations relating to the subsequent president are spinning round three principal potential candidates: The Lebanese Military Commander Joseph Aoun, the LF chief Samir Geagea, and the pinnacle of the Marada Motion Suleiman Franjieh.