Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah speaks during a televised speech in Beirut's southern suburbs, Friday, June 6, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called Friday for multiparty efforts to elect a new president, urging rival political leaders not to count on a possible resumption of Saudi-Iranian talks to break the presidential stalemate.Nasrallah also strongly denied allegations that his party and the Amal Movement were seeking to replace the current system of equal power sharing between Muslims and Christians with a tripartite formula dividing power between Christians, Sunnis and Shiites. Nasrallah said that so far no date had been set for a resumption of Saudi-Iranian talks, and even when the talks resume, it was not known whether the Lebanese presidential election would be discussed.Nasrallah denied allegations that Hezbollah and Berri's Amal Movement were seeking to replace the current Muslim-Christian power sharing system with a tripartite formula of Christian, Shiite and Sunni power.
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