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Kataeb Reportedly Decides Not to Ally with LF in Elections

The opposition Kataeb Party has decided not to ally with the Lebanese Forces in the upcoming parliamentary elections seeing as the LF is part of the ruling coalition, a media report said.

"Kataeb has informed all parties concerned, topped by the LF, that its alliances will be political and based on clear stances against the policies and parties of the ruling class," a source informed on contacts between Christian parties told al-Joumhouria daily in remarks published Thursday.

"Attempts for an LF-Kataeb alliance have reached a dead end, amid ongoing negotiations between the LF and each of the Free Patriotic Movement and al-Mustaqbal Movement over a number of electoral districts," the source added.

Kataeb is meanwhile negotiating with MP Dori Chamoun's National Liberal Party and ex-MP Fares Soaid, al-Joumhouria said.


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