Gemayel discussed the presidential election with Geagea in Maarab on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub,HO)
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Lebanon is bracing for yet another botched election session Wednesday, as diplomats based in Beirut warned against power vacuum and pressed for picking a new president before May 25 .Echoing Hale, Saudi Ambassador Ali Awad Asiri told reporters following talks with Speaker Nabih Berri the Lebanese should choose their new president.Rai suggested extending Sleiman's term by one year if lawmakers failed to elect a new president by the deadline, the sources added.Following talks with presidential hopeful Samir Geagea at the latter's residence in Maarab, Gemayel said Lebanon's next president must reassure Christians and alleviate the fears of the Lebanese in general.Gemayel confirmed to reporters that Geagea remained that March 14 alliance's sole and official candidate to the presidency.Gemayel's meeting with Geagea is part of the former president's efforts to elect a new president on time and avert a vacuum in the country's top Christian post.March 14 MPs argue that by obstructing election sessions, the Change and Reform bloc was dragging the country toward a power vacuum.
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