'Not Hezbollah's candidate': Franjieh wants to be 'consensual' president

Marada leader chief Suleiman Franjieh met Thursday with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi in Bkerki.

"I'm not Hezbollah's candidate, I'm seeking to be a consensual candidate," Franjieh said.

He added that he would accept to be elected with 65 votes, and that he would announce his candidacy once he senses that he can secure enough votes.

"I don't want to be a confrontational president," Franjieh said, asking if MP and presidential candidate Michel Mouawwad is consensual.

Franjieh said he is not against Army chief Gen. Joseph Aoun but is wondering what is his political project.

He went on to say that Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil has his reasons for rejecting him, "as matters are beyond his capacity."

Source: Naharnet

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