File - Sleiman Frangieh poses for a photo at his north Lebanon home.
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When it comes to the presidential election, Lebanon's main political parties have been treating the race to Baabda Palace as if it were the Kentucky Derby.Gen. Michel Aoun and MP Sleiman Frangieh are nominees from the same bloc, with near-identical political agendas and only slightly differing regional support.Hezbollah, the coalition's strongest party, preaches about its commitment to democracy while making it all too clear that its MPs will only sit in Parliament if its preferred candidate, Aoun, is assured victory.
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