Report: Centrist candidates considered as Azour advised to withdraw
Negotiations between the opposition parties have become limited to one presidential candidate, after ex-minister Jihad Azour was advised by Ain el-Tineh to withdraw from the presidential battle, sources informed on the overnight negotiations said.
In light of the aforementioned advice, it seems that Azour “has taken the decision of making a safe and guaranteed exit,” the sources told ad-Diyar newspaper in remarks published Monday.
The Free Patriotic Movement has meanwhile limited its choices to two centrist candidates, while the Lebanese Forces is rejecting the candidate on whom the FPM and the opposition have agreed, the sources added.
The LF is “insisting on a confrontation candidate,” the sources said.