File - LF leader Samir Geagea speaks during a press conference in Maarab, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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The Lebanese Forces will announce this week Samir Geagea's candidacy for president, the country's top Christian post, the party said Wednesday.Geagea's rival, Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun, said his own decision to run for the presidency had yet to be finalized, adding that he was not battling anyone in the presidential race and that Geagea was not his competitor.Aoun, who argued that national unity was more important to him than becoming president, said extending President Michel Sleiman's term was out of the question.Aoun said Lebanon was in need of an "independent," rather than "neutral" president, adding that representation among Christians was key to holding the presidential election.
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