FPM founder Michel Aoun, center, and then-Energy Minister Gebran Bassil, right, receive Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri (not seen) in Rabieh, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (The Daily Star/Charbel Nakhoul, HO)
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Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil Saturday said Lebanon needed a president who "becomes better the older he gets," in what could be interpreted as renewed support for his party's founder and father-in-law, Michel Aoun.Frangieh later in the day wrote on Twitter that he would not go head-to-head with Aoun, for whom he has repeatedly issued his support following news of his potential presidential candidacy.Bassil did not explicitly reject Frangieh's candidacy, nor did he declare that his party was sticking with Aoun.Under a deal that the Future Movement is rumored to be seeking, Frangieh would be endorsed for the presidency in exchange for Hariri returning to the premiership, which he held from November 2009 -- June 2011 .
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