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20 October 2016, 21:10 Berri after meeting Aoun: We heard each other's points of view and disagreement does not spoil friendship.
20 October 2016, 20:55 Aoun: We are certainly seeking Speaker Berri's support in the presidential race but we respect his freedom in taking the decision he wants.
20 October 2016, 20:49 Aoun: We exchanged viewpoints regarding the current situations and made some clarifications because we are living in an atmosphere of absurd rumors.
20 October 2016, 20:46 Aoun after meeting Berri: It is my duty to put the speaker in the picture of the developments regarding the presidential election.
20 October 2016, 20:10 MTV: Aoun has arrived in Ain el-Tineh for talks with Berri.
20 October 2016, 19:57 Aoun after meeting Hariri: There are no bilateral, tripartite or four-party agreements and we are not seeking to exclude anyone.
20 October 2016, 19:46 Aoun: No one loses through dialogue and Lebanon would win because the result belongs to everyone.
20 October 2016, 19:44 Aoun after meeting Hariri: We are visiting ex-PM Hariri to thank him for supporting our presidential nomination and we have made mutual pledges to accomplish the mission and pull Lebanon out of its crisis.
20 October 2016, 19:28 Ain el-Tineh sources to LBCI: Berri's stance is still unchanged on attending the Oct. 31 session but he will not vote for Aoun.
20 October 2016, 19:00 MTV: Aoun will head to Ain el-Tineh to meet with Berri after leaving the Center House and Bassil will not accompany him and Ain el-Tineh sources have ruled out any agreement.
20 October 2016, 18:58 MTV: Aoun will make a statement after the meeting with Hariri.
20 October 2016, 18:50 Ex-PM Miqati described ex-PM Hariri's endorsement of MP Michel Aoun as a “new adventure,” hoping it will not lead to “further divides and deterioration.”
20 October 2016, 18:48 A closed-door meeting got underway between Hariri and Aoun at the Center House.
20 October 2016, 18:15 FPM founder MP Michel Aoun has arrived at the Center House to meet with ex-PM Saad Hariri.
20 October 2016, 18:01 Head of al-Mustaqbal bloc ex-PM Fouad Saniora and Deputy Speaker Farid Makari have announced that they "will not vote for Aoun."
20 October 2016, 17:52 MP Fatfat: I reject Hariri's choice of endorsing Aoun for the presidency because it is not compatible with my national and political principles as a founding member of the al-Mustaqbal Movement.
20 October 2016, 17:35 Hariri: My decision is a major political risk but I'm willing to sacrifice my popularity rather than sacrifice Lebanon.
20 October 2016, 17:32 Hariri: I declare my support for General Michel Aoun's presidential nomination, based on the points that we have agreed on.
20 October 2016, 17:27 Hariri: After that, we exhausted all attempts to elect a president and we started by seeking the election of Dr. Samir Geagea, the thing that did not happen. We then tried to propose consensual candidates and we did not receive positive answers, neither from allies nor from rivals.
20 October 2016, 17:23 Hariri: Two and a half years ago, Lebanon plunged into vacuum, and we've been warning of the threats of this vacuum ever since. We sought to protect Lebanon from threats and the first protective step was the formation of Tammam Salam's government to prevent further vacuum in the executive authority.
20 October 2016, 17:19 Hariri: Rafik Hariri would have sought to make an initiative aimed at reaching a settlement and today the same question returns. I'm addressing you at a sensitive and critical moment that obliges us to confront things with all due pragmatism and honesty in order to rescue the country instead of surrendering to the threats of madness, vacuum and being stuck in the past.
20 October 2016, 17:15 Hariri: Would Rafik Hariri have shouted and incited people to take up arms on May 7? Would he have decided not to talk to anyone after the creation of the STL? Every one of you knows that Rafik Hariri would have sought to protect Lebanon and its people.
20 October 2016, 17:12 Hariri: What would have Rafik Hariri done after March 14, 2005, after the July 2006 aggression and regarding the terror comes from the dungeons of the Syrian regime? What would have Rafik Hariri done on May 7, 2008, after the 2009 elections and after the S-S initiative? What would have Rafik Hariri done after the coup against the government in 2011, after the assassination of Wissam al-Hassan and Mohammed Shatah and regarding Hizbullah's involvement in the Syrian bloodshed? What would have he done regarding the Abra reckless choices or the situation of our people in Arsal? What would have he done after the expiry of president Michel Suleiman's term?
20 October 2016, 17:06 Ex-PM Saad Hariri in speech at Center House: Rafik Hariri has always been my guide in political action and I've been asking myself what would have Rafik Hariri done in the face of such a situation and such a decision.
20 October 2016, 16:17 OTV quoting MP Dori Chamoun: I have decided to cast a blank vote.
20 October 2016, 16:13 FPM founder MP Michel Aoun has called PSP leader MP Walid Jumblat and the two leaders have agreed to meet soon.
20 October 2016, 16:05 Loyalty to Resistance: We welcome the positive indications that may put an end to the presidential void and we stress that mutual agreements are necessary among the political components before and after the presidential vote.
20 October 2016, 15:27 Source close to AMAL's leadership to MTV on the movement's possible reaction to the nomination of Aoun: We don't take to the streets if it is not to defend our honor, land and the country's dignity.