Marada leader Sleiman Franjieh, right, receives former President Amin Gemayel in Bneshaai, Thursday, May 8, 2014. (The Daily Star/Marada, HO)
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Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel stressed Thursday the need for holding the presidential election on time while Marada leader MP Suleiman Frangieh dismissed such hopes as "overly optimistic"."This can only be achieved through mutual understanding," the Kataeb leader said, hinting at the need for a consensus president.For his part, Frangieh said that Gemayel is "overly optimistic" and that it will be hard to hold the presidential election on time. Gemayel met with Frangieh at the latter's residence in Bnashei, north Lebanon and is expected to meet later MP Walid Jumblatt as part of his initiative to resolve the presidential crisis, political sources said.Gemayel, who served as president of Lebanon from 1982-88, has begun consultations with Christian leaders on the presidential election.
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