Former President Amin Gemayel speaks during a press conference at the Kataeb headquarters in Beirut, Saturday, March 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Kataeb party Monday called for the formation of a Maronite pressure group in order to push lawmakers to elect a new president.Following its weekly meeting the Kataeb issued a statement arguing that the election of a president would be the best way to deal with the critical issues facing the country, including the wage-scale increase, the Syrian refugee crisis and maintaining internal stability. The Kataeb reiterated the need to follow through with its leader Amine Gemayel's initiative to form a Maronite pressure group, which would work at the national level to push for another presidential election, while consulting Maronite leaders.
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