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Frangieh stands belligerent in competition for presidency

MP Sleiman Frangieh vowed Friday to stay in a presidential race, denying reports that he will crawl out in preference of MP Michel Aoun.

He also stressed that former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s beginning final year ancillary a Marada Movement leader’s assignment for a presidency still stood and stays valid.

Machnouk also pronounced that a Future Movement so distant was committed to ancillary Frangieh’s candidacy for a presidency.

I would like to attest that this speak is baseless, doesn’t exist and was not proposed,” Frangieh told reporters after a assembly with Speaker Nabih Berri during a latter’s chateau in Ain al-Tineh.

He reiterated that he would not mount opposite any inhabitant understanding on subsidy Aoun or any other claimant for a presidency.

The presidential competition is pitting Frangieh, who is upheld by Berri, Hariri, MP Walid Jumblatt and some eccentric lawmakers, opposite Aoun who is corroborated by Hezbollah, some of a Mar 8 allies and a Lebanese Forces.

Frangieh also pronounced he was in sum agreement with Berri over a presidency issue.

Harb, who has uttered his support for Frangieh’s candidacy, pronounced he was not assured of electing Aoun as president.






Article source: http://www.dailystar.com.lb//News/Lebanon-News/2016/Jul-30/364715-frangieh-stands-ground-in-race-for-presidency.ashx