Officials and religious figures attend the ninth anniversary of the March 14 coalition at BIEL in Beirut, Friday, March 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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March 14's leaders urged Hezbollah once again to withdraw from the Syrian conflict and called for unity among the bloc's ranks in the coming presidential election, in a ceremony marking the ninth anniversary of the "Cedar Revolution".The renewed challenge to Hezbollah's military intervention in Syria and calls for the state's supremacy in resisting Israel signaled just how deep the fissure runs between Lebanon's two political blocs despite their joining forces in a government of "national interest". Otherwise, Hezbollah and Lebanon would be burdened with the loss, he added.Geagea called on the March 14 coalition to nominate and unify behind a presidential candidate from the movement.
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