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Rahi Urges Formation of All-Party Gov’t, President to ‘Pull Lebanon from Rock Bottom’

Lebanon’s top Christian cleric has reiterated demands for politicians to speed up the formation of an all-party government and elect a new president to pull the country out of rock bottom.

"The government shall be inclusive, inspire confidence through its national approach, and seriously address some outstanding issues," Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi said at a sermon in Bkerke on Sunday.

He cited article 73 of the constitution, which stipulates electing a new president one month at least and two months at most before the term limit of the current president ends.

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