LF leader Samir Geagea speaks during a press conference in Maarab, Monday, April 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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Last week, no candidate secured two-thirds of the vote, with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea winning 48 votes to 52 blank ballots. It seems unlikely a quorum will even be reached Wednesday, with parties in the March 8 bloc looking to scupper the vote to pressure March 14 groups to compromise.Various groups are awaiting approval or support from their allies outside of the country, whether that's Tehran, Riyadh, Paris or Washington.The entire system of electing a new president is itself flawed, with candidates not even having to formally announce that they are standing.
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