March 14 National Council to Elect its President Sunday

The March 14 alliance's national council is scheduled to elect its president during a meeting on Sunday, reported al-Liwaa newspaper on Saturday.

It said that former MP Samir Franjieh is the favorite in the race even though he has not formally announced his candidacy.

Other candidates include MP Marwan Hamadeh.

Al-Liwaa did not rule out “surprises” taking place in the elections, which are set to be held at BIEL in Beirut at 10:00 am on Sunday.

Three hundred independent figures of the March 14 alliance have been invited to take part in the elections.

Following the polls, work committees will be formed after the approval of an internal system for the national council.

The council will work as a separate entity within the coalition.

It will include independent figures, who would opt against allying themselves with any political party, explained al-Liwaa.


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