In this Saturday, April 2, 2016 photo, Marada chief Sleiman Frangieh meets with Tripoli figures at the residence of North Lebanon Mufti Sheikh Malek al-Shaar in Tripoli. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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Frangieh, who was not even a presidential candidate in November 2015 when Hariri decided to endorse him, also voiced support for any "consensus" candidate that rival parties could agree on.Aoun and Frangieh are affiliated with the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition. The two have been at odds since Frangieh joined the presidential race. Shaar said in his speech to welcome Frangieh that the next president should be selected by all Lebanese factions represented in the Parliament and not only by Maronites.
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