File - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri arrives at the National Dialogue session held at Baabda Palace, Lebanon, on Monday, June 25, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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MPs from Speaker Nabih Berri's bloc began preparations Friday to submit their candidacies for planned parliamentary elections based on the current election law, putting the wheels in motion for nationwide polls that few believe will happen on time.On top of this, the Future Movement opposes holding parliamentary elections before the election of a president.Lebanese Forces MP Antoine Zahra said that the party was considering the revival of an initiative put forward by LF leader Samir Geagea in June. Geagea proposed that he and his rival, Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun, agree on two presidential candidates other than themselves and elect one of them in Parliament. Zahra accused Aoun of seeking to eliminate every other candidate by insisting on becoming Lebanon's next president.
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