Geagea sounded optimistic after meeting with Hariri at the former premier’s Downtown residence.
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk warned Friday that backing MP Michel Aoun for president could be the Future Movement's last compromise to its opponents, as Washington cautiously hoped former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's initiative would end the presidential vacuum.Earlier in the day, Machnouk, a leading figure in the Future Movement, said that Hariri's endorsement of Aoun for the presidency could be the party's last possible compromise to its political opponents in Lebanon.Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea sounded optimistic after meeting Hariri Friday night about a solution to the presidential crisis on Oct. 31 .Geagea said the LF would name Hariri for prime minister after the election of Aoun as president.Earlier in the day, Geagea also met with Aoun, expressing hope that all parliamentary blocs would support the election of the Free Patriotic Movement founder as president.Berri also told Aoun that Bassil eventually decided to reach a deal over the presidency with Hariri, sidestepping the national dialogue leaders, the source said.
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