File- Hezbollah's deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks in front of students at the LU in Hadath. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Hezbollah's deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem Wednesday indirectly urged the March 14 coalition to reach an accord with its March 8 rivals on a consensus candidate to help break the presidential stalemate.He ruled out the election of a successor to former President Michel Sleiman unless there was an agreement beforehand between the March 8 and March 14 camps on a consensus candidate for the presidency.Lawmakers from MP Michel Aoun's Change and Reform bloc, Hezbollah and its March 8 allies have foiled a quorum by boycotting the sessions, apparently to pressure their March 14 rivals into reaching an agreement on a consensus candidate for the presidency.
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