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Boycott of presidential vote threatens Lebanon's future, Maronite bishops say

Catholic World News - June 20, 2014

The Maronite Catholic bishops of Lebanon have said that lawmakers who choose to boycott a presidential ballot are placing their country at “great risk.”

In light of “regional developments that threaten to change the map of the Middle East and dismantle the states,” the lack of effective presidential leadership endangers Lebanon, the Maronite bishops said.

Since Michel Sleiman completed his presidential term on May 25, the Lebanese parliament has failed to elect a new leader, because boycotting lawmakers—including those affiliated with the Hezbollah movement—have prevented a quorum.

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