For the past week or so, most radio stations were scrambled in the Keserwan area as jammers were set near Bkerke to prevent any communication with the Maronite archbishops so that they elect a new Patriarch.

Well the wait is over and we just had a new Patriarch elected two hours ago, Patriarch Mar Bechara el Rai. He’s the guy in the picture below on the right. He’s 71 years old, no beard and barely any white hair.