Geagea greets attendees at the rally at his residence in Maarab, north of Beirut.
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Speaker Nabih Berri called on Parliament to convene on April 23 to elect a new president as Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced a broad campaign platform stressing the state's monopoly on the use of force and universal health care for all Lebanese.Geagea, meanwhile, took another concrete step in his campaign by proposing a raft of political, economic, security and judicial reforms that he said would augment the state's power, uphold the Constitution and rule of law, and secure Lebanon.Representatives of Future Movement leader and former premier Saad Hariri, former premier Fouad Siniora and Kataeb leader Amine Gemayel also attended, along with March 14 Secretary-General Fares Soueid.The March 14 leader has also not been endorsed by his own bloc, which has yet to throw its weight behind any candidate for the presidency.Fatfat said March 14 would only nominate one candidate and would do so before the first Parliament session to elect a president, suggesting the decision could come as early as next week.Geagea also vowed to introduce mandatory universal health care for Lebanese citizens, subsidized by the state for the poor.
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