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Geagea Slams Hizbullah Border Tour for Reporters as 'Strategic Mistake'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Thursday slammed a tour for reporters that Hizbullah has organized on the border with Israel as a “strategic mistake.”

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Geagea Says Aoun and Hariri to Protect Gulf Ties, Rejects Proportional Representation

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stressed Monday that President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri will do everything needed to prevent any deviation from the Arab and Gulf stances at the upcoming Arab Summit in Jordan.

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Geagea Proposes Financial Reforms, Hits Out at Kataeb

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Monday suggested a series of measures aimed at improving the State's financial situation, amid a growing debate in the country about the approval of the long-stalled new wage scale and taxes aimed at funding it.

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Geagea Rejects New Tax Hikes, Suggests Keeping Last Year's Budget

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea announced that his party will make a suggestion to the cabinet to keep the current's year's state budget the same as last year's and pointed out that his party rejects additional increases in taxes in light of the current circumstances.

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Geagea Urges Parliament Vote on New Electoral Law

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea met on Tuesday with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace, and stressed that political parties should seek a parliament vote on a new electoral law for the upcoming elections shall they fail to agree on a consensual law to govern the polls.

“Shall we reach some kind of accord it would be fine, otherwise let the parliament play its role and vote on a new electoral law,” said Geagea after talks with Aoun that focused on the controversial law file.

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Geagea Says LF Vote on Budget Conditioned to Privatization of Electricity

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea emphasized on Monday that party ministers and lawmakers will not vote in favor of the draft budget plan if it does not include the privatization of the state-run electricity sector.

“I assure you, the Lebanese Forces' ministers and lawmakers will not vote for the budget without privatizing the electricity sector,” Geagea told LBCI.

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Geagea to Le Pen: Assad a Terrorist No Different than Islamic State

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea received on Tuesday visiting France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Maarab, where he stressed that Syrian President Bashar Assad is a terrorist no different than the Islamic State terror group.

“I took my time to explain to Le Pen the unclear images that reach the West and that we are all against terrorism which has no religion. Based on the aforesaid, Bashar Assad is one of the biggest terrorists in Syria and the region,” said Geagea after the meeting.

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Geagea: Hizbullah Retracted Support for Hybrid Law after Realizing It Gives LF Bigger Bloc

Hizbullah has “retracted its support” for a hybrid electoral law that mixes the winner-takes-all and proportional representation systems after realizing that it would give the Lebanese Forces a bigger parliamentary bloc, LF leader Samir Geagea has said.

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Geagea Assures, No Intentions to Manipulate Taef Accord

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea stressed on Wednesday that no one is trying to manipulate the Taef accord, assuring that efforts exerted are merely focusing on finding a new election law, the National News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Geagea expressed astonishment at the “latest talk about the Taef Accord. We like to remind that we were the first to pay the price, and will not accept any tampering with Taef.

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Geagea Warns of Escalatory Political Measures over Electoral Law

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea, voiced a warning on Monday that the party will be compelled into taking some “negative political steps” shall it be embarrassed into having the elections postponed or having them staged on the bases of the current 1960 majoritarian system.

“We will exert efforts until the end, but we have good intentions. We are open to all parties but we won't accept these elections to be staged according to the 1960 electoral system,” stressed Geagea.

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