LF leader Samir Geagea, right, receives MP Ibrahim Kanaan in Maarab, Monday, April 8, 2013. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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A Free Patriotic Movement delegation held talks with Christian officials Monday, meeting Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Kataeb chief Amine Gemayel to promote the party's new initiative to end the presidential vacuum.The delegation, including MPs Ibrahim Kanaan, Naamatallah Abi Nasser, Alain Aoun, and Salim Salhab, handed a copy of FPM chief Michel Aoun's proposal to Rai. The first option, which had already been proposed by the FPM chief last year, states that a president could be elected directly by the people in two rounds of voting, first by Christians, and then by all Lebanese.Rai encourages whatever [solution] could end the vacuum," he said.Announcing that he would be heading with the delegation to meet Geagea next, Kanaan emphasized that any of the solutions can only be adopted after consensus between Christian parties.
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