A Christian opposition leader and presidential candidate Michel Aoun on Thursday proposed a conditional package to end Lebanon's deadlock over the presidential election.
The offer envisages Aoun withdraw his own candidacy for the post and that rival factions come up with a neutral candidate to serve a shortened presidential term and a neutral prime minister to lead a unity Cabinet.
The proposal came on the eve of the presidential election deadline, with the country's two rival sides mired in a deep crisis that threatens the country with further chaos. The factions have been unable to find a compromise candidate for the presidency, and there was no sign of a solution ahead of the deadline.
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