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Rai, Frangieh discuss presidential deadlock

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, right, meets with the head of the Marada Movement MP Suleiman Frangieh in Bkirki, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (The Daily Star/Elie Mansour)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai held talks with Marada Movement leader Sleiman Frangieh at the prelate’s summer residence in Diman and discussed the presidential stalemate, now in it's second month.

Bishop Samir Mazloum, Ehden priest Estfan Franjieh and Bkirki's spokesperson Walid Ghayyad attended the talks between Rai and Frangieh before the two held a closed-door meeting.

The talks lasted 90 minutes, during which Frangieh and Rai discussed the current political situation, particularly the presidential election, and developments in the region as well as pressing social and economic issues.





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