Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, right, receives FPM leader Michel Aoun in Beirut, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament Website, HO)
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MP Michel Aoun, backed by the March 8 alliance, is awaiting the outcome of talks with Future Movement leader Saad Hariri in hopes of convincing him to back Aoun's presidency, an outcome observers deem unlikely.Saudi Arabia and Iran will then be free to discuss a regional agreement, which should include the Lebanese presidential election.According to his visitors, Aoun does not believe Riyadh has made a decision yet regarding the Lebanese presidential election. Aoun said he will have the final say in discussions taking place in Arab and regional capitals over the presidential election.
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