File - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks on a TV screen during an Iftar in BIEL in Beirut, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Monday hit back at critics of his road map to break the presidential deadlock, accusing the Christian Gathering of intentionally misrepresenting his initiative.The Christian Gathering – a group of businessmen, politicians and Greek Orthodox clerics – had blasted Hariri for rejecting MP Michel Aoun's controversial proposal to have the Lebanese public elect the president instead of relying on MPs.The Christian Gathering said Hariri's remarks were dangerous, hoping they were not made on purpose, as they represented a coup on the National Pact through subjecting the election of a president to foreign interference.
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