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March 14 National Council Elects Franjieh as its President

The March 14 alliance elected on Sunday former MP Samir Franjieh as president of its national council during a meeting at BIEL.

284 members participated in the voting process where Franjieh garnered 237 votes and Dr. Fawzi Ferri earned 32 votes.

Eleven members voted with blank papers, and two papers were canceled in addition to two empty envelopes.

Franjieh was the favorite in the race even though other candidates included MP Marwan Hamadeh and Ferri.

Three hundred independent figures of the March 14 alliance were 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 t he coalition.

It will include independent figures, who would opt against allying themselves with any political party, according to reports.

March 14 forces general-secretariat coordinator Fares Souaid told VDL (93.3) that “the National Council for the independent figures of March 14 will be free of sectarian restrictions, and is subject to the standards of democracy and keen on transparency.”


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