File - FPM leader Michel Aoun speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun has always been fond of utilizing polls to determine election results, an FPM lawmaker told The Daily Star.Some time ago Aoun opted to use a poll to gauge which FPM candidate in a particular area had the most supporters, said the lawmaker, who wished to remain anonymous. Aoun is now relying on polling to name him as the next president of Lebanon. FPM sources said the idea of the presidential poll proposed by Aoun and backed by Lebanese forces leader Samir Geagea aimed at determining which Christian figure enjoys the most support among constituencies. Marada Movement leader Sleiman Frangieh indirectly undermined the future results of such a poll when he said Monday that he would vote for Aoun for president no matter the result of the poll.According to the sources, Geagea voiced his support for the poll because he believes he will come in second, just after Aoun with a narrow margin.
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