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Geagea ‘Shames’ Officials for Neglecting Army Essentials

Lebanese Forces party chief Samir Geagea on Friday “shamed” President Michel Aoun and the caretaker government of Hassan Diab for neglecting the Lebanese army’s basic needs, after donor nations lined up Thursday to provide emergency aid for Lebanon’s military.

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LF Chief Contracts Coronavirus

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea tested positive for coronavirus, his media office announced Friday.

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Geagea Seeks 'Opposition Rescue Front’ to Push for Early Polls

Lebanese Forces party chief Samir Geagea said his party has been recently holding contacts in a bid to swiftly form an “opposition rescue front, with the main goal of pushing for early parliamentary elections.”

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Geagea Meets Shea: Solution for Crisis Begins with Early Elections

Head of the Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea on Tuesday met with U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea at his residence in Maarab and discussed the political developments in Lebanon and the region.

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Geagea: If I Were the President, I Would Have Resigned

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea criticized the “incompetent” ruling authority on Saturday and indirectly urged President Michel Aoun to step aside.

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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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