Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam praised Wednesday the Cabinet's role in preserving security, which, he said, allowed Parliament to hold its first round of voting for the presidential election.The candidates were Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, MP Henry Helou, from Walid Jumblatt's bloc, and independent lawyer Nadine Moussa.Geagea received 48 votes while Helou recieved 16 with 52 were blank ballots and 7 void.Aoun, the March 8 coalition's presumed candidate, said he would only run in the presidential race as a "consensus candidate".
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