Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Beshara Boutros Rahi on Tuesday met with MP Ziad Hawwat, over an array of local affairs.
"Lebanon is in need of a national plan to build it," the lawmaker said following the talks at the patriarchal headquarters in Bkerki.
"The 'Strong Republic' members have agreed to cast a blank ballot in the vote to choose the Parliament speaker," he added.
"This is not against the person of Speaker Nabih Berri," Hawwat explained, "but we are not convinced of the political camp he belongs to."
As to the Prime Minister post, Hawwat indicated that the bloc would vote for Saad Hariri.
Source: National News Agency