File - President Michel Sleiman speaks during an interview with The Daily Star at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (The Daily Star/Grace Kassab)
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The role of the committee, which includes MPs Ali Osseiran, Yassine Jaber and Michel Moussa, is to ensure the presidential election is held on time.In order for a presidential candidate to get through the first round of voting, he needs two-thirds of Parliament's votes.Change and Reform leader Michel Aoun and head of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea, from March 8 and March 14 respectively, would only inflame the situation further, the sources added.Of course, all of these things need time, the sources said, suggesting that because of this the presidential election will not occur until the beginning of May at the earliest.Sources pointed to the recent communication between Aoun and former premier Saad Hariri, which although it did not include any promise from the Future Movement head to vote for the Free Patriotic Movement leader, did include something of a pledge to attend the voting sessions. According to media reports, Aoun is confident that he can formulate an agreement before or during the crucial session with Progressive Socialist Movement head Walid Jumblatt regarding a number of issues including the electoral law.
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