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Future bloc reiterate support to Geagea for presidency

A general view of the Parliament building in Beirut, Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: The Future Movement parliamentary bloc reiterated its support to Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea in the race to the presidency and called Lebanese lawmakers to vote for him, said a statement issued after the bloc's weekly meeting said Tuesday.

Following a meeting headed by former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, the bloc announced it will take part in Wednesday's election session and urged various parliamentary groups to follow suit.

"Participating in the session is at the core of Parliament's democratic mission and aims to safeguard Lebanon's Constitution and institutions," said MP Ammar Houri who read the statement.

Houri said Geagea was the March 14 coalition's candidate for the presidential election, adding that his bloc urged MPs to vote for him.

"The platform of [Samir] Geagea, which embraces the principles of independence and sovereignty, fulfills the aspirations of the March 14 coalition and the majority of the Lebanese."





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