LF leader Samir Geagea speaks during a press conference in Maarab, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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Lebanese Forces leader and presidential hopeful Samir Geagea, said Wednesday he discussed with Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai a means to avoid a presidential vacuum, saying a solution must be found to avert vacancy.Lawmakers in MP Michel Aoun's camp, who has said he would run for the post only as a "consensus candidate," have boycotted the last four rounds of vote in Parliament which failed to secure quorum for the session.Geagea commented on the boycott, describing it as a nondemocratic process and lamenting the fact that the country suffer a presidential vacuum. Geagea was referring to Thursday's parliament session to elect a new president which many believe is doomed to fail, similar to previous rounds of voting following Aoun's boycott.
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