Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi during a press conference in Tripoli on Saturday, May 30, 2015.(The Daily Star/ Antoine Amrieh)
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Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi vowed Saturday to prevent Free Patriotic Movement Michel Aoun from reaching the presidency, accusing the Christian leader of being committed to the "Iranian project".Aoun, an 80-year-old former Army general, is the Hezbollah-led March 8 presidential candidate.The FPM fears that the government will extend Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi term, which is set to expire in September, if no successor is chosen.Aoun wants his son-in-law, the commander of the Army's elite force Brig. Gen. Shamel Roukoz, to succeed Kahwagi.
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