File - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri drinks water as he heads a Parliament session in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Speaker Nabih Berri has expressed fear that rivals would miss the chance to elect a new head of state if they waited too long.Tensions soared between political rivals after Lebanese Force leader Samir Geagea announced his withdrawal in January from the presidency race in favor of his war-time foe Change and Reform head MP Michel Aoun.Aoun's nomination seemed to challenge to Geagea's ally, Future Movement leader Saad Hariri, who supports Marada Movement leader Sleiman Frangieh's candidacy.
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