Hariri, surrounded by March 14 leaders, poses for a photo at the rally at BIEL.
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Sunday he is committed to ending the 21-month-long presidential vacuum, while implicitly voicing support for MP Sleiman Frangieh's candidacy for the country's top Christian post.MP Walid Jumblatt praised Hariri's speech as "excellent".Despite regional powers' influence over the presidential election, Hariri said the fate of the presidency is in the hands of the Lebanese.Hariri denied that the Future Movement has ever promised to support Aoun's candidacy for the presidency.Now that there are three presidential candidates: Franjieh, Aoun and MP Henri Helou, Hariri called on MPs to go to Parliament to elect one of those candidates president.Hariri scoffed at Hezbollah's accusations that the Future Movement was to blame for the presidential vacancy because it refused to support Aoun's candidacy.Hariri acknowledged differences within the March 14 coalition over the presidency issue after he supported Frangieh's candidacy and after Geagea responded by endorsing Aoun's presidential bid.Hariri implicitly blasted Hezbollah's role in Syria.
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