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I am ready to be Lebanon’s consensus candidate: Aoun

  • FPM leader MP Michel Aoun arrives at the Parliament in Beirut, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun says that he is ready to be Lebanon's consensus candidate.

“If there is local, regional and international conviction on the need that I become a consensus president as a solution for Lebanon, I’m ready,” Aoun said in remarks published Monday.

“But I refuse to be made by any foreign country,” he told the local daily Al-Akhbar.

Aoun said he seeks ties with “everybody except Israel.”

Fears of a power vacuum in Lebanon's top post are growing, with Parliament likely to fail to elect a new president this week, political sources told The Daily Star.

 
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