File - Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai heads a Muslim-Christian summit in Bkirki, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The head of the Maronite Church also denied remarks carried by a local newspaper that he had ruled out both Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun for the presidency.In his comments to Al-Joumhouria, Rai reportedly said the president should be a consensus figure.Although the two-month constitutional deadline to elect a new head of state began in March, Geagea is the only figure who has so far publicly announced his candidacy for the highest Christian post in Lebanon.Rai also commended Speaker Nabih Berri for saying he would convene the first round of parliamentary sessions to elect a new president by next week.
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