Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri meets with Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian at Dar Al-Fatwa, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (The Daily Star/Dar Al-Fatwa, HO)
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Future Movement leader Saad Hariri Saturday for the first time called on his rival Samir Geagea to withdraw his endorsement of Michel Aoun's presidential candidacy.Hariri's remarks come one day after Geagea, head of the Lebanese Forces, called on the former premier to support Aoun, whom the majority of Christians back.Hariri's decision to endorse Frangieh's presidential run reportedly caused a rift with his March 14 ally, Geagea, who in turn endorsed the candidacy of his war-time rival Aoun.Hariri and Geagea both tried to present the divisions as baseless, stressing each group's right to "democratically" endorse the nomination of any possible candidate.
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