Only one presidential candidate to represent March 14; Geagea securing support

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geagea hariri jumblattA meeting held between head of al-Mustaqbal movement leader Saad Hariri’s adviser and Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea following his candidacy to the presidential elections was to confirm the “strong ties” between the allies.

According to al-Joumhouria newspaper published on Monday, the two officials stressed that the March 14 alliance will run for presidency “with one candidate only.”

Nader al-Hariri and Geagea’s meeting “came at a time to stress the strong ties between the factions of the independent move and the consultations between them.”

Sources close to the LF expressed relief over the meeting.

Geagea was the first to announce his candidacy to the presidential elections last week.

President Michel Suleiman’s six-year term ends in May but the Constitution states that the parliament should choose a new head of state within a two-month period before the end of the incumbent’s term, which was on March 25.

“Geagea’s contacts with the March 14 allies are open in order to reach common grounds concerning the presidential polls,” the sources added.

Deputy LF leader MP George Adwan said that “the party’s allies had previous knowledge about Geagea’s candidacy.”

“The battle is between two programs in the country.”

Contacts are ongoing between the March 14 Christian parties to prepare a unified stance before tackling the matter with the rest of their allies, An Nahar newspaper said.

Lebanese media have in recent weeks identified other presidential hopefuls as Kataeb party leader and ex-president Amin Gemayel, MPs Boutros Harb and Robert Ghanem, who are like Geagea members of the March 14 anti-Syria movement.

Other potential candidates are Hizbullah allies Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun and Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh.

Lebanese presidents are always chosen from the Christian Maronite community.

Naharnet

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37 responses to “Only one presidential candidate to represent March 14; Geagea securing support”

  1. patriotss Avatar
    patriotss

    the three stooges

    1. nagy_michael2 Avatar
      nagy_michael2

      Well at least these stooges makes us laugh unlike the three terrorists, Nassrallah, Aoun and Beri who go around holding lebanon hostage for decades..

      1. man-o-war Avatar
        man-o-war

        Some would argue that Geaga is a terrorist as well. They would have plenty of reasons to say that. Just because he got his sentence pardoned doesn’t mean he was innocent of his terrorist activities.

        1. The real lebanese Avatar
          The real lebanese

          Some would also argue that George Washington or Nelson Mandela were part of terrorist activities in their pasts as well. They learned from their previous actions and became some of the greatest leaders in history.

          1. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            Good point. I will refer you to nagy’s post now. Curious if you would have responded to Nagy in a similar way if I hadn’t posted my comment, lol.

          2. Now that’s a brilliant point Man O.

          3. barabie Avatar

            Do u feel singled out by real’s comment? Interesting. I wanna drop the h word.

          4. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            L word or H word, lol. I didn’t feel singled out at all actually. I told him that he made a good point, but what he said could be applied to Nagys comment as well.

          5. barabie Avatar

            There an old saying “show me who ur friends r and I will tell u who u r”. We can see who r ur “friends” on here. Need I say more?

          6. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            haha, really? Who are your “friends” on here? Do I need to list them out?

          7. patriotss Avatar
            patriotss

            JESUS BEFRIENDED A PROSTITUTE

            SO LOOKING AT KEN U MUST BE A MATERIALISTIC GIRL DOLL

          8. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Haha I see your point. Not so much on Nasrallah but on the other two. I’m just saying that you cant say Geagea cant run for president because of his past, of which he was convicted under a Syrian court. The man has preached gold since he was released from prison so I say we see what he’s about.

          9. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            Never said he couldn’t, its looking like he will run. I just don’t think he’s the best option, but then again there aren’t many good options. Just a bunch of corrupt politicians trying to secure their piece of the pie.

          10. Stop trying to play it down, Geagea was and still is a murderer. And if he becomes president (which BTW i doubt it), then he will become another statistic.

          11. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Ok let’s forget the horrific crimes Hezbollah has done since 2006.

          12. Hannibal Avatar
            Hannibal

            Be careful Farq… Your comment is an invitation to assassinate a president. If he were to become a president you may not have the freedom of speech you enjoy much now… Yet again under a Bashar picked Lebanese president you won’t have that neither. We are screwed either way 😛

      2. barabie Avatar

        U took the words outa my mouth. Well said

        1. patriotss Avatar
          patriotss

          GO, GO PLAY WITH KEN AND HIS TOY

      3. patriotss Avatar
        patriotss

        SORRY MR GARRISON WHAT I MEANT TO SAY THEY ARE A BUNCH OF HYENAS
        OR BETTER PARASITES
        BUT I JUST THINK THEIR POOFS

        1. Hannibal Avatar
          Hannibal

          Why are you yelling? byenba77 sawtak halla2… 😉

    2. nagy_michael2 Avatar
      nagy_michael2

      Well at least these stooges makes us laugh unlike the three terrorists, Nassrallah, Aoun and Beri who go around holding lebanon hostage for decades..

      1. man-o-war Avatar
        man-o-war

        Some would argue that Geaga is a terrorist as well. They would have plenty of reasons to say that. Just because he got his sentence pardoned doesn’t mean he was innocent of his terrorist activities.

        1. The real lebanese Avatar
          The real lebanese

          Some would also argue that George Washington or Nelson Mandela were part of terrorist activities in their pasts as well. They learned from their previous actions and became some of the greatest leaders in history.

          1. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            Good point. I will refer you to nagy’s post now. Curious if you would have responded to Nagy in a similar way if I hadn’t posted my comment, lol.

          2. Now that’s a brilliant point Man O.

          3. barabie Avatar

            Do u feel singled out by real’s comment? Interesting. I wanna drop the h word.

          4. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Haha I see your point. Not so much on Nasrallah but on the other two. I’m just saying that you cant say Geagea cant run for president because of his past, of which he was convicted under a Syrian court. The man has preached gold since he was released from prison so I say we see what he’s about.

          5. Stop trying to play it down, Geagea was and still is a murderer. And if he becomes president (which BTW i doubt it), then he will become another statistic.

  2. Leborigine Avatar
    Leborigine

    Seriously, out of the whole Maronite community, they couldn’t find anyone else besides Geagea, Aoun and Farnjieh!! We need a Tiger, a ruthless leader with big Kahuna’s to put syria and israel in their place and finally stabilize the country. There must be a maronite out there that could achieve that! Isn’t there?

    1. Patience2 Avatar
      Patience2

      Unless you’re Hawai’ian, you probably mean Cojones??

      1. Leborigine Avatar
        Leborigine

        I’m just doing a hind maneuver Patience2 lol

        1. barabie Avatar

          Lol haha
          Btw she has changed her name to daft mare. Kindly address her as such. Thank u

          1. Leborigine Avatar
            Leborigine

            Hehe, I have noticed your exchanges with her, but since she kindly requested that I do not EVER talk or refer to her at all, I will remain distant 🙂

        2. Comtessa di Alba Avatar
          Comtessa di Alba

          Interesting, so this is the hind barburka and Malameq are so obsessed about..
          HaHa.. running arround like chicken with head cut off claiming it’s the Comtessa. :)) What’s “daff mare” in Arabic? Never heard this.

          1. MaImequer0 Avatar
            MaImequer0

            daft mare

    2. Hannibal Avatar
      Hannibal

      They can choose me or Etienne Saqr…

      1. Leborigine Avatar
        Leborigine

        Ya rayt, but I think nasrallah has already chosen a president of this disgraced republic 🙁

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