LF leader Samir Geagea speaks during a press conference in Maarab, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea denied Saturday any rift in the March 14 coalition after MP Saad Hariri voiced readiness to share power with Hezbollah in a national coalition Cabinet, and said his party would refrain from joining any Cabinet lacking the Baabda Declaration in its policy statement.The Future Movement MP also said that there should be a consensual and united decision over the March 14 coalition's participation in the next Cabinet.Geagea's comments come in light of reports of a row between the LF and the Future Movement, two key elements in the March 14 alliance, over participation in a government with Hezbollah.Geagea said Saturday that the March 14 coalition should refrain from taking part in a national unity Cabinet if the Baabda Declaration – a pact to distance Lebanon from the Syria crisis – is not included in the next government's ministerial statement.
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