Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi reiterated on Tuesday his rejection of the proposed extension of parliament’s term, noting that it would violate the constitution and the will of the people.

He said upon his return from Rome: “I told Mustaqbal Movement leader MP Saad Hariri that he would be violating the constitution by seeking the extension.”

"Hariri wanted to explain that the failure to elect a president in a timely manner and the need to hold the parliamentary elections and avoid vacuum is forcing us to extend parliament’s term,” he revealed.