Sheik Nabil Qaouk, Hezbollah's commander in south Lebanon attends a funeral in Hanaway, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. (AP)
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A Hezbollah official said his party cannot go for consensus as long as the March 14 coalition's position is maneuvering, in an apparent response to former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora's appeal for a compromise on a presidential candidate.Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun dismissed Sunday reports that he would travel to Paris next week to meet with former Prime Minister Saad Hariri for talks over the presidential election.The reports came as political contacts are expected to intensify next week in a bid to break the impasse over the presidential election, with Speaker Nabih Berri denying he is obstructing the election of a new head of state.The Marada leader also said he is pessimistic that a possible meeting between Aoun and Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea would lead to a breakthrough on the presidential election.Berri scheduled the next session to elect the new president for June 18 .
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