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Nasrallah: March 14 sought to extend Sleiman's term

Residents attach a picture of Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah at the site of an explosion in the Beirut neighborhood of Bir Hasan, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Hezbollah Chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Sunday accused his rivals in the March 14 coalition of seeking to extend President Michel Sleiman's term rather than elect a new head of state.

“They did not have an intention at all to elect a president before May 25 but to extend the president’s mandate ... and they offered us so many things in exchange,” Nasrallah said.

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