Sleiman Frangieh arrives at the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Aoun, who is backed by Hezbollah, some of its March 8 allies and the Lebanese Forces, warned in a speech earlier this month against electing a new president who does not enjoy wide representation within the Christian community, an allusion to Frangieh.Frangieh underlined that he would back Aoun over the election of a centrist candidate, but emphasized that he will not exclude himself simply to give Aoun what he wants.Aoun and Frangieh are affiliated to the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition.A rift between the two March 8 candidates arose when Hariri's initiative to back Frangieh became public in November.
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