He reportedly gathered Frajieh’s son and Aoun’s son-in-law over lunch on Wednesday in a bid to mend ties between the two presidential candidates, media reports said.
The lunch at downtown Beirut’s Karam Restaurant brought together Brig. Gen. Chamel Roukoz , Aoun’s son-in-law and Franjeh’s son Tony, al-Jadeed TV reported.
The gathering was also attended by General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, former minister Youssef Saade of al-Marada and Rahme’s son, al-Jadeed said.
Relations between the two Christian leaders deteriorated in the past two years due to conflicting viewpoints on several issues and were further strained a couple of months ago after Franjieh met former PM Saad Hariri in Paris and emerged as a leading presidential candidate.
Franjieh has refused to to quit the race stressing that he has 70 out of 127 votes .
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