March 8 coalition lawmakers Ali Fayyad and Ali Bazzi in Parliament in Beirut on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Hezbollah said Sunday the next Lebanese president should be a "friend" of the resistance and that the election of a candidate required the cooperation of all blocs.Geagea held "lengthy talks" with U.S. Ambassador David Hale about the presidential election, the LF media office said over the weekend, as the fate of this week's parliamentary session to elect a candidate remained in question.Geagea, the March 14 coalition's presidential nominee, received 48 votes in last week's parliamentary session against 52 blank ballots mostly from the March 8 coalition which has not yet announced its own candidate.The second round of the election, in which a candidate must garner 65 votes to win, is scheduled to be held this Wednesday.
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