Islamic Jihad relies on military means as the way to liberate the Palestinians.
“We keep our hand extended toward the other party.”
The rival camps had been at odds for weeks over who should be the new president before consensus emerged Suleiman, who was appointed army chief in 1998 when Syria controlled Lebanon.
Suleiman is known for his good relations with the Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and Syria.
But the election has been held up by differences including the make-up of the new government and means to amend the constitution to allow a senior public servant to become president.