In comments to As-Safir published Tuesday, Jumblatt was quoted as saying that he “did not mind withdrawing Helou’s nomination if others withdrew their nominations.” (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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MP Walid Jumblatt Wednesday denied his party's willingness to withdraw the nomination of MP Henry Helou from the presidential race, saying the lawmaker represented needed moderation in the face of existing political divisions.The March 14 coalition has maintained its nomination of Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea for the country's top Christian post, while rival MP Michel Aoun has been the March 8 group's undeclared candidate.Jumblatt reiterated that Helou was a needed candidate for Lebanon in light of the circumstances in the country.
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