You are smarter than "they" average... Voting for the strongest in "their" sect vs. voting for the strongest in our sect.Bassil didn't, but he left the choice to his guys, and almost half of them voted for Berri.
But the message is here, he created his scenario to get out of the situation he put himself in.
Christians have had enough getting dhimmi presidents whom doesn't represent them to be elected, thus of not letting a precedent, FPM voted for Berri, the Shiite representatives in order to respect the Christian will as well.
FPM approach is different to Amal of that of the LF. They voted against him for popularity but they are licking his ars to cover their corruption now