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Maronite bishops urge politicians to elect president with no prior conditions

Lebanon's Maronite bishops upped calls, during their monthly meeting in Bkerki on Wednesday, to abide by the Constitution and elect a new president of the republic without imposing any prior condition, urging political leaders to "be up to their responsibility."

The meeting prelates also called to draft an election law that would secure real representation, in compliance with the Constitution and the National Pact.

They did not fail to hail the efforts made by the army and security forces in fighting terrorism.

Conferees also remarked the ailing economic condition in the country, in addition to the burden caused by the displaced Syrians and Palestinian refugees.

"It is the duty of politicians to set an effective plan to boost national economy," they said in a statement.

"How can the political forces hold onto disruption?" they wondered.

The Maronite bishops lastly highlighted the necessity to commit to a national comprehensive reconciliation that would turn over a new page and "reconsider the historic settlement embodied by Taef Accord."

Source: National News Agency