President Michel Sleiman said Tuesday that he was happily waiting for his term to end, adding that he was not actively looking to extend his mandate. “For me, May 25 is a different day, one I haven’t seen for 47 years. I am waiting for this day to come with joy and I have nothing to do with plans to extend [my] term,” Sleiman posted on his Twitter account.


Earlier Sleiman ordered staff at security and inspection agencies to ensure optimal performance particularly toward the end of his term of office. Sleiman’s instructions came during a meeting with senior officers, including General Security Director General Brig. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, the head of the Central Inspection Bureau judge George Awwad and Supreme Disciplinary Commission judge Marwan Abboud. [Link]