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Change and Reform leader MP Michel Aoun Sunday vowed to topple the leaders of corruption as Free Patriotic Movement supporters converged on Baabda to mark 25 years since the Oct. 13, 1990 battle between then Army Commander Gen. Aoun and the Syrian army.Aoun, who is jockeying for the presidency mainly backed by his party's March 8 ally Hezbollah, is calling for a new electoral law based on proportional representation and parliamentary elections, followed by presidential polls. He has called for the election of a president by a popular vote as a way of ending the presidential impasse. Holding the FPM flags and wearing orange, Aoun's supporters began assembling near the Baabda Palace to demand the election of a new head of state and to thwart another Oct. 13 attempt.Following his eviction from the Presidential Palace in Baabda after he rejected the Taif Accord that ended the 1975-1990 Civil War, Aoun and his family took shelter at the French Embassy in Beirut before a deal was reached, causing the Change and Reform leader to spend 15 years of exile in France. Some FPM supporters told Al-Jadeed that they have arrived in Baabda overnight and slept in the area.
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