Father Tony Khadra, head of Labora, said that the state must be turned from a corrupt and suppressive authority into one that serves the people, stressing the need to work on restoring confidence in politicians. "We need to make a change and to renew political concepts. Therefore, we urge the newly-elected lawmaker and the upcoming government to accord a paramount importance to the fate of the youths and seek to serve them, instead of serving their own personal interests," Khadra told the Kataeb website.
Binding one-day parliamentary consultations were launched early on Thursday to designate the prime minister who will be in charge of Lebanon's next government.
The newly-elected Parliament is set to convene for the first time on Wednesday to elect a speaker, deputy speaker and members of the legislature's secretariat. Being the oldest member of the Parliament, MP Michel Murr called the lawmakers to gather tomorrow at noon to fill said posts.