FPM leader Michel Aoun receives LF leader Samir Geagea in Rabieh, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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The durability of the recent rapprochement between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces will be tested by how both factions deal with imminent Christian issues in the country, an FPM lawmaker said Sunday. "We have turned a new page.Bitter Christian rivals and presidential candidates, FPM leader Michel Aoun and LF head Samir Geagea held a rare meeting last Tuesday. Riachi and FPM MP Ibrahim Kanaan engaged in preparatory talks for six months prior to the Aoun-Geagea meeting. Alain Aoun said the meeting had a positive impact on Christians in Lebanon, who are eager to see such an agreement between their leaders.Riachi and Kanaan Saturday handed a copy of the declaration of intent to Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai. Aoun claims that he is the best representative of Christians and should be elected a president.
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