Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri meets with PSP leader Walid Jumblatt in Beirut, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Monday that Parliamentary elections would not take place before the election of a new president, adding that dialogue with various political factions was still ongoing to agree on a consensus candidate.Hariri highlighted that consultations with political groups are ongoing in an effort to reach a consensus candidate for the presidential seat.Hariri renewed his call to political factions to sumbit their serious considerations and head to Parliament to elect a new head of state.Shortly before his statement, Hariri met with Progressive Socialist Party head Walid Jumblatt.
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