Lebanese Forces (LB)

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Name: Lebanese Forces (LB) (Lebanese Forces)
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One candidate for March 14: Strida Geagea

BEIRUT: The March 14 coalition will have only one candidate for the presidential election, MP Strida Geagea, from the Lebanese Forces, said Monday following a meeting with Kataeb leader Amin Gemayel.“The March 14 coalition will be united in facing constitutional ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 5 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Aoun unlikely to announce candidacy by 23: MP

BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun is unlikely to declare his candidacy for the presidential election ahead of this week's Parliamentary session to vote for a new head of state, a lawmaker from Aoun’s bloc said in comments published ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Geagea: All March 14 forces will participate in April 23 session

BEIRUT – Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea stressed that all March 14 forces will participate in the presidential election session set to take place on April 23.“Work is underway to achieve quorum for Wednesday’s session… and all March 14 forces will participate ... [Published NOW News - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Geagea Does Not Fear Security Chaos in Case of Presidential Vacuum

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stated that vacuum in the presidency is possible “should the other camp choose to obstruct the democratic process,” reported al-Jazeera television.He said in an interview that will be aired on Monday night: “I do not ... [Published Naharnet - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Future MP: Geagea to be March 14 presidential candidate

BEIRUT – Future bloc MP Mohammad al-Hajjar said that all indicators suggest that Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea will be March 14’s presidential candidate.“All indicators until now suggest that [Geagea] will be March 14’s candidate,” Hajjar told Asharq ... [Published NOW News - 9 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Report: Lebanon Has to Overcome Regional, International Challenges to Hold Presidential Polls

:14The presidential elections in Lebanon could be postponed to September pending a number of regional and international developments, reported the Kuwaiti daily al-Anba on Monday.Concerned sources told the daily that Lebanon has to overcome three obstacles ... [Published Naharnet - 9 hours ago]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Geagea: Hariri told me he endorses my candidacy

BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said that his ally in the March 14 coalition, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, had personally endorsed his candidacy for the coming presidential election.“Saad Hariri informed me directly that he supports ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Apr 20 2014]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Salam: All possibilities open for presidential elections

Prime Minister Tammam Salam said that Lebanon’s upcoming presidential elections are shrouded in uncertainty and that even a presidential void could result.“[Uncertainty] is the prevalent condition as far as election of a president for the republic of ... [Published NOW News - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Khalil: We hope for an active session on Wednesday

BEIRUT - Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said that his political bloc, Development and Liberation, hopes to see full and active participation on Wednesday in the first parliamentary session for election of Lebanon’s next president.“We want the required ... [Published NOW News - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Qassem: Hezbollah wants a president who refuses foreign tutelage

BEIRUT - Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said Sunday that his party will vote in the upcoming elections for a president who believes in Lebanese sovereignty, works to build the state and refuses foreign tutelage.“The president who ... [Published NOW News - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 3 reports

Kataeb to hold meeting concerning Gemayel’s presidential candidacy

BEIRUT – Kataeb party MP Elie Marouni said that the political bureau will hold a meeting to discuss the nomination of the party’s leader Amin Gemayel for the upcoming presidential election.“Contacts are being made regarding the presidential agreement… ... [Published NOW News - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Rai urges MPs to secure quorum for presidential vote

BEIRUT: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Saturday urged lawmakers to secure quorum for next week’s parliamentary session and begin voting in favor of the best presidential candidate for the country’s top Christian post.“Parliament should elect a new president ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Apr 19 2014]

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"The regional and international roles have receded greatly during this phase, except for Iran, due to the engagement of the big powers in other matters, which means there is a good chance this time to elect a president who is made in Lebanon."
"What counts are the positions taken by the president before and after his election."
"We will request an appointment to meet with Hizbullah officials as well but we are not sure they will be responsive. But we have to do but we have to do" the sources said
"But reports said contacts are underway between LF and Kataeb over this matter and we think that this is a positive sign" the al-Mustaqbal lawmaker expressed

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Raad: Next President Must Embrace Resistance, B... [Published Naharnet - 37 mins ago]
Two LF delegations visit Gemayel and Chamoun [Published National News Agency Lebanon - 4 hours ago]
One candidate for March 14: Strida Geagea [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 5 hours ago]
Sethrida Geagea Meets Gemayel: March 14 Will Be... [Published Naharnet - 5 hours ago]
Aoun unlikely to announce candidacy by 23: MP [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 6 hours ago]
Geagea: My candidacy is serious, my [Published National News Agency Lebanon - 6 hours ago]
Geagea: All March 14 forces will participate in... [Published NOW News - 7 hours ago]
Geagea Does Not Fear Security Chaos in Case of ... [Published Naharnet - 8 hours ago]
Future MP: Geagea to be March 14 presidential c... [Published NOW News - 9 hours ago]
Aoun “unlikely” to announce candidacy on Tuesday [Published NOW News - 9 hours ago]
Report: Lebanon Has to Overcome Regional, Inter... [Published Naharnet - 9 hours ago]
Salam: All possibilities open for presidential ... [Published NOW News - 23 hours ago]
Khalil: We hope for an active session on Wednesday [Published NOW News - Apr 20 2014]
Qassem: Hezbollah wants a president who refuses... [Published NOW News - Apr 20 2014]
Rahi hopes for election of president on Wednesday [Published National News Agency Lebanon - Apr 20 2014]
Awdeh Calls for Electing New President Within C... [Published Naharnet - Apr 20 2014]
Geagea: Hariri told me he endorses my candidacy [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Apr 20 2014]
Al-Rahi Calls in Easter Message on Lawmakers to... [Published Naharnet - Apr 20 2014]
Sleiman from Bkirky: I refuse extension of my p... [Published National News Agency Lebanon - Apr 20 2014]
Suleiman reiterates rejection of his term exten... [Published NOW News - Apr 20 2014]
Suleiman Rejects Attempts to Extend his Term: I... [Published Naharnet - Apr 20 2014]
Kataeb to hold meeting concerning Gemayel’s pre... [Published NOW News - Apr 20 2014]
LF official: Geagea to be March 14’s sole presi... [Published NOW News - Apr 20 2014]
Sleiman reiterates rejection of extending his term [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Apr 20 2014]
Mustaqbal Movement to Support Geagea's Run for ... [Published Naharnet - Apr 20 2014]
Lebanon: Opinion polls try to influence electio... [Published Zawya.com - Apr 19 2014]
Influencing the poll election outcome [Published Gulf News - Apr 19 2014]
Aoun receives a copy of Geagea's presidential p... [Published National News Agency Lebanon - Apr 19 2014]
LF Delegation Meets with Aoun over Geagea's Pre... [Published Naharnet - Apr 19 2014]
Arslan wants new president to support resistance [Published NOW News - Apr 19 2014]
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