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Geagea Says LF's Nomination of Aoun was a 'Game Changer'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced Wednesday that the LF's endorsement of Free Patriotic Movement founder MP Michel Aoun's presidential nomination was a “game changer” in the Lebanese political arena.

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Geagea: We Do not Agree with Berri over Package Deal

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said on Tuesday that the package deal suggested by Speaker Nabih Berri, was flatly inadmissible, stressing that MP Michel Aoun will not negotiate any settlement to help him reach the presidential post.

“There cannot be a new national contract at every due date,” said Geagea from Bkirki after a meeting with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.

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Geagea: Qaa Families Held Arms to Support Army

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea stated on Wednesday that the families of the eastern town of al-Qaa armed themselves after the suicide bombings that struck their town mainly to support the Lebanese army in its fight to eradicate terrorism.

“The lawful arms that you were obliged to carry after terrorism struck your doors was solely to support the legal powers in their efforts to expel assaults,” said Geagea in a televised appearance addressing families of the victims of the al-Qaa bombings.

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Geagea Decries 'Major War' on LF, FPM in Elections, Says Both Mustaqbal, Hizbullah against Maarab Agreement

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced Wednesday that the LF and the Free Patriotic Movement faced a “major war” from all parties in the latest municipal polls, noting that both al-Mustaqbal movement and Hizbullah are against the LF-FPM rapprochement.

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Hbeish, Geagea in Heated Dispute over Qoubaiyat Municipal Polls

Tensions were high on Friday between Mustaqbal Movement MP Hadi Hbeish and Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea over Sunday's municipal elections in the northern town of Qoubaiyat.

Geagea had stated earlier during the day that it would be inevitable that the elections take on a political turn if it seeks to advance its developmental ambitions to which Hbeish later said that the residents of the town themselves will further its aspirations.

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Geagea Slams those 'Attempting to Destabilize Economy because it Abides by Int'l Policies'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea defended on Friday Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh in wake of the decisions of two Lebanese banks to suspend the accounts of two Hizbullah MPs.

He said in a statement: “Lebanon should be spared from those attempting to destabilize the economy simply because it is committed to international policies.”

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Geagea Urges Heavy Turnout in Municipal Polls

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea underlined on Saturday the importance of the upcoming municipal polls in wake of the regional unrest.

He said in a statement on the eve of the elections: “I call for a heavy turnout in Beirut, the Bekaa, and later other districts as the polls are a major victory for Lebanon.”

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Geagea on Armenian Genocide Anniversary: Massacres of Past Remind us of Ones Committed Today

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea remarked on Friday that massacres of the 21st century would not have been committed had the Armenian genocide been recognized.

He said during an LF ceremony marking the genocide: “The massacres of the past remind us of the ones being committed today and the international community must intervene to thwart them.”

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Geagea: How Can World Powers Combat the IS and Remain Silent over Syrian Regime?

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Tuesday the double standards adopted by the international community in combating terrorism, saying that they “overlook certain forms of terror due to their personal interests.”

He said during a conference on terrorism held in Maarab: “How can these powers combat the Islamic State group and still remain silent over the regime of Bashar Assad?”

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Geagea: It is Unfortunate that Hizbullah Does Not Want to Hold Presidential Elections

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea renewed his accusation that Hizbullah does not want to hold the presidential elections.

“Two months after our endorsement of Change and Reform bloc chief MP Michel Aoun's run for the presidency, the party has not not move its little finger to elect him,” he noted during an LF dinner banquet in Batroun on Saturday.

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