Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel Monday slammed the government for failing to approve a new electoral law, saying that it hasn't convened for two weeks as if the situation in the country is great. "There are still two weeks before the deadline set by President Michel Aoun ends. Approve a new vote law so that the elections would take place," Gemayel said in a press conference held at the Kataeb's headquarters in Saifi.
The euro and stock markets surged higher Monday after pro-European reformer Emmanuel Macron emerged as the front runner to become the next French president. The former economics minister and investment banker beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen into second place in the first round of voting Sunday. They will face off in a second round on May 7.