"Prior to that date, the president will make important decisions to ensure the continuity of state
institutions during the interim period," it added.
The Group underscored that effective implementation of all provisions of resolution 1701 (2006) and other relevant resolutions remains central to ensuring stability and security in Lebanon, and they welcomed Prime Minister Salam's renewed commitment in this regard.They expressed strong support to efforts to uphold Lebanon's sovereignty, unity and stability and continuity of State
institutions, and to safeguard Lebanon from the impact of the Syrian crisis.
stress the priority that we attach to the continuity of state
institutions and in that sense to welcome the beginning of the presidential election process yesterday and to underline our concern that it be completed successfully within the timeframe set by law," Plumbly said.
Jebali said this meeting "comes to consecrate the continuity of state
functioning and state institutions, and the respect of rules of alternation of power", adding that the cabinet meeting will convene, shortly, under the chairmanship of the new Prime Minister "after having the confidence of the country's legitimate institutions."
Thus, she sets the debacle of Concertacion policies toward the Mapuche in the context of a deeper historical continuity of state
efforts to erode indigenous land rights and encourage assimilation--a continuity partially broken for only a short period during the land reforms of the late 1960s and early 1970s.