Opposition to start intensive talks to agree on presidential candidate


Opposition leaders will start intensive meetings and consultations this week, in an attempt to agree on a presidential candidate, Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported Monday.

Top opposition leaders will meet with Change MPs, in a serious attempt to agree on one candidate who would face the Shiite Duo candidate, Marada leader Suleiman Franjieh.

Senior Opposition sources told the daily that MP and presidential candidate Michel Mouawad will participate in the talks and that the aim of these intensive meetings is to push the Shiite Duo to find a consensual candidate, other than Franjieh, who enjoys Arab and international support.

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