Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea (L) meets with Free Patriotic Movement head Gebran Bassil at the seat of the Maronite Church in Bkirki, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (The Daily Star)
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Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil on Tuesday rejected any conditions that might be imposed before a president is elected, adding that his party was working for a broad settlement.Bassil, also foreign minister, made his comments after meeting Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb--representing the Progressive Socialist Party--in Bkirki, in a continuation of deliberations over the presidency.Bassil had met with Chehayeb and Geagea separately.The FPM's candidate for the presidency is the party's founder Michel Aoun, who is also backed by Geagea and Hezbollah.
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