Geagea says Hezbollah and its allies carrying out a 'farce'
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Monday said “Hezbollah, today more than ever, wants to secure the election of its (presidential) candidate.”
“In its visits to independent MPs it is trying to collect votes, after having failed to convince (Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran) Bassil to elect (Marada Movement chief Suleiman) Franjieh,” Geagea said after a meeting for the Strong Republic bloc.
“On the one hand, Hezbollah and its allies are insisting on dialogue and on the other they are clinging to their candidate. Accordingly, we are before a farce,” the LF leader added, stressing that his party will not accept a “helpless president.”
As for Bkirki’s call for dialogue, Geagea said: “Our communication with Bkirki is ongoing and we are not against any meeting, but we are with holding meetings that would lead to a result, especially that the people are exhausted.”
Separately, the LF leader said today’s caretaker cabinet meeting was “illegal.”
He also said that the meeting that will be held Monday in Paris by officials from the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt and France will not tackle the names of any presidential candidates.