The Maronite Bishops council noted on Wednesday that the recent dispute at parliament has created division in Lebanon “that is unwanted by all sides.” It urged in a statement after its monthly meeting “the adherence to constitutional practices” at parliament, calling on all sides against violating the “treaty of coexistence.” In addition, it said that they must also respect the principles of fair participation in governing.


Commenting on the parliament session, the bishops said: “The legislative session on the case of Electricite du Liban contract employees negatively affected cabinet, which failed to convene.” “We acknowledge that everyone must be granted their rights, but we also stress the need to support auditing institutions in order for them to play their normal role of selecting employees based on competency,” they explained after the meeting which was chaired by Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi. [Link]