Walid Jumblatt attends a ceremony in Beirut, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt urged for the election of a new president in order to ease the pressure on the country's security and economy, but downplayed the end of the presidential void any time soon, saying that world leaders are currently pre-occupied with other affairs.Jumblatt also touched on the recent alliance between Free Patriotic Movement founder Michel Aoun and Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, saying that it has changed the political landscape.Aoun and Marada leader MP Sleiman Frangieh are both presidential candidates; while Aoun is backed by Hezbollah and the Lebanese Forces, Frangieh is mainly supported by the Future Movement, Amal Movement and the Progressive Socialist Party.
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