MP Najat Aoun Saliba on Monday announced she has decided to end her sit-in in the parliament, which she has been observing since January, alongside MP Melhem Khalaf, in protest against the failure to elect a president of the republic. In a statement, MP Saliba explained that her sit-in was aiming to push for ending the presidential vacuum. “But,” she said, “we discovered that the House Speaker was refusing to convene the parliament in open sessions to elect a president for many reasons.” “We also discovered the lack of will among the lawmakers to elect a president,” she continued. “We spared no effort in order to break through the presidential vacuum, but to no avail,” she said.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon