Geagea says he's natural presidency candidate, doesn't mind Gen. Aoun's election

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea has considered himself a natural candidate for the presidency as he described himself as "the most representative of his sect."

Yet, Geagea said, in a TV interview, that he will not waste time on securing votes and that the biggest concern is to unify the opposition on one candidate to succeed President Michel Aoun.

"I would accept a moderate candidate who carries our project," Geagea added, as he praised Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun, saying that he carries the required values. "We do not mind electing him as President," Geagea said.

Geagea warned that President Aoun must be prevented from forming a government that resembles him before the end of his term. He added that there is no understanding between the LF and Speaker Nabih Berri nor Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati, while the LF party is close to the Kataeb party and to the Progressive Socialist Party. "I trust PSP leader Walid Jumblat," Geagea said.

Source: Naharnet

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