Geagea speaks during the ceremony, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea Wednesday unveiled the LF's political platform for May's parliamentary elections, but signaled that his party might go it alone in the electoral battle, offering no indication of a possible coalition with the Future Movement or the Free Patriotic Movement.Geagea spoke at an LF rally during which the names of the party's 19 candidates along with 20 allied candidates for the elections in all districts were announced. It was noticed that no ministers or MPs from either the Future Movement or the FPM attended the rally held at the Platea Theater in the coastal town of Jounieh, north of Beirut, suggesting that the event was devoted mainly to the LF's members and supporters.In his speech, Geagea made no mention at all of the LF's ongoing contacts with the Future Movement to forge an electoral coalition in Lebanon's May 6 parliamentary elections. Geagea called on the Lebanese to vote for LF candidates across Lebanon if they wanted to put an end to corruption and build a strong state.Geagea said he deliberately held the LF rally on March 14 to coincide with the anniversary of the formation of the now-defunct March 14 movement 13 years ago.
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