Chamoun receives Gemayel Monday,Jan. 25, 2016. (The Daily Star/Dalati&Nohra, HO)
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Kataeb Party leader MP Sami Gemayel Monday urged the two rival March 8 candidates, MPs Michel Aoun and Sleiman Frangieh, to fight it out during next month's Parliament session to elect a president as a means of ending the 20-month-long vacuum.Gemayel, who has not supported the candidacy of either Aoun or Frangieh, said the Feb. 8 electoral session was a chance for rival candidates to prove if they were worthy of running the country.Gemayel has said the five Kataeb MPs, including himself, would attend the Parliament session to vote, regardless of who would win.He reiterated Monday that the Kataeb MPs will not vote for a candidate whose political goals are unknown.Gemayel said last week the Kataeb party would not back any candidate with a "March 8 platform" for the presidency, in what amounted to an implicit rejection of Aoun and Frangieh's bids. Gemayel's call on Aoun and Frangieh to contest the election during the Feb. 8 session comes a day after Berri sounded pessimistic about choosing a president during this session. Geagea's endorsement of Aoun's presidential candidacy is clearly aimed at scuttling Frangieh's bid.
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