Hollande Telephones Franjieh one Day after Meeting Hariri

Marada leader MP Suleiman Franjieh received a telephone call on Friday from French President Francois Hollande in light of the political settlement that saw a possible nomination of the lawmaker for the post of the presidency.

The phone call lasted for almost fifteen minutes, said LBCI.

It comes a day after a meeting between al-Mustaqbal movement chief Saad Hariri and Hollande took place in the French capital.

After the Paris meeting the French president stressed the necessity to end the vaccum in Lebanon, saying: “It is crucial that the presidential crisis ends.”

There has been a flurry of political talks in the country that followed a Paris meeting between Franjieh and Hariri.

The meeting sparked intense speculation that the two leaders agreed to the nomination of the Marada chief for the presidency.

Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014 when the term of Michel Suleiman ended without the election of a successor.

Ongoing disputes between the rival March 8 and 14 camps over a compromise candidate have thwarted the polls.



Source: Naharnet

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