President Michel Sleiman, center, receives Speaker Nabih Berri, left, and Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam at Baabda Palace, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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However, the sources predicted that political bickering would continue, while denying that an agreement had been reached among rival political factions over a presidential candidate.Sources from the Maronite Patriarchate said it was necessary that Maronite leaders meet Rai now in order to discuss all issues pertaining to the sect, particularly the presidential election and the possibility of agreeing on a candidate to represent Maronites.The sources said it was unlikely that the Maronite leaders would agree on one presidential candidate, saying that at most, an agreement could be reached that all Christian lawmakers would show up in Parliament to achieve quorum in the session called for by Speaker Nabih Berri in order to elect a new president.The sources said that these countries could not impose a president in Lebanon, as they have in the past, if Christian MPs insisted on having a Christian leader, whether from the March 8 or March 14 coalitions, as the country's new president.
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