Karam: “We believe Geagea will have higher chances with time.” (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Every day that passes without a political consensus over the next president of Lebanon boosts Samir Geagea's chances of taking the top Christian post, a lawmaker from the Lebanese Forces leader's bloc said Tuesday.However, Karam revealed the March 14 coalition did not mobilize all its votes back then, saying that some March 14 lawmakers were outside the country.In a bid to break the deadlock that Lebanese politicians have been in since the presidential vacuum began May 25, the March 14 coalition voiced its readiness earlier this month to agree with its March 8 rivals on a consensus candidate other than the two current options, a stance that has been backed by Geagea but not Aoun.Commenting on a proposal by Aoun to amend the Constitution and allow the president to be directly elected by people, Karam said it would only lead to the same two current candidates competing in a more public way.Karam said that the Lebanese Forces did not regret its decision not to join Prime Minister Tammam Salam's national unity government that was formed in February.However, Karam said the government was working hard to prevent the situation in Lebanon from exploding.
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