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Geagea: Who Convinced Aoun Normalization Will Return Refugees?

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea wondered about the identity of “the political party that was behind convincing President Michel Aoun” that normalizing ties with Syria would facilitate the return of refugees to their country.

The objective is “re-floating Bashar al-Assad's regime, which does not seem to have the intention to return them at a time Syria is witnessing a demographic change,” Geagea said in an interview with Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.

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Geagea Swaps 'Culture' for 'Administrative Affairs' to 'Facilitate Govt. Formation'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Thursday announced that his party will cede the culture ministerial portfolio to Speaker Nabih Berri in order to “facilitate” the formation of the new government.

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Geagea Tells Aoun, Hariri to Form Govt. without Hizbullah

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has called on President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to form a government without Hizbullah should the party continue refusing to hand the PM-designate the names of its three Shiite ministers.

“Any political party has the right to have a viewpoint about the formation process, but that should not be more than a mere viewpoint. President Aoun and PM-designate Hariri have the right to endorse or reject this viewpoint. The party concerned can also grant or withhold its confidence from the formed government. This is the constitution and this is democracy,” Geagea said in an interview with the Central News Agency.

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Geagea, Franjieh End 40-Year Rift in Historic Bkirki Reconciliation

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh held a reconciliation meeting Wednesday in Bkirki, turning the page on a 40-year-long rift between their two parties.

The meeting was sponsored by Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi and held in the presence of a large number of officials from the two parties.

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After Doubts, LF Declares Participation in Government

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea on Monday said his party will be more useful from inside the government, noting the LF decision to partake in the future government dismissing all doubts a day earlier that it would do otherwise.

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Geagea: Govt. Obstruction an Attempt to Curtail LF

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea noted Monday that some parties are “obstructing” the formation of the new government in an attempt to “curtail” the LF.

“It is lamentable that some parties are continuing to obstruct the formation of the government and the interests of the country and its citizens for the sole reason of attempting to curtail the Lebanese Forces,” Geagea tweeted.

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Geagea, Aoun Agree 'Roadmap', LF 'Communication' with Bassil to Resume

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced Monday that he agreed with President Michel Aoun on a “roadmap” during anticipated talks at the Baabda Palace.

“I told President Aoun that he can count on the LF and we also agreed on a roadmap,” Geagea said after the meeting.

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LF Says Hariri-Geagea Talks 'Turned Page on Disagreement'

The latest meeting between Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geageaa “has turned the page on the disagreement of the past months” between the two parties, an LF official said.

Geagea “wanted the meeting to be the beginning of a new and productive political phase that can improve people's lives and restore confidence with the formation of the new government, after benefiting from the positive shock that was created by the elections,” LF spokesman Charles Jabbour told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper in remarks published Sunday.

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Geagea Rejects Any Extension of Voting Period

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Sunday said he rejects any extension of the 7:00 am-7:00 pm voting period, describing such a move as a “clear and blatant violation of the electoral law and the applicable laws.”

Geagea's stance came after Hizbullah chief Sheikh Naim Qassem called for extending polling for two hours.

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Geagea Says Monday Unrest Unacceptable despite His 'Respect' for Berri

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea rejected Tuesday the unrest that accompanied AMAL Movement's protests on Monday, while stressing that he respects the movement's leader Speaker Nabih Berri.

“We in the LF party cannot at all ignore or remain silent over what happened yesterday on the streets of Beirut and Metn. Our appreciation of Speaker Nabih Berri is very well-known, but this is something and tampering with public order and Lebanon's stability and security is something else,” Geagea said in a communique.

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