Report: 68 votes for Azour, 45 for Franjieh, 15 blank
Marada leader Suleiman Franjieh could garner 45 votes, while former minister Jihad Azour could garner 68, if Speaker Nabih Berri calls for a session, LBCI said in a detailed report.
According to the record, 31 MPs from the Shiite Duo blocs would vote for Franjieh, in addition to some Sunni and Alawite MPs, four MPs from Franjieh's bloc and 1 MP from the FPM-allied Tashnag.
Nineteen Lebanese Forces MPs, 17 Free Patriotic Movement MPs, 4 Tajaddod and 4 Kataeb MPs, 8 MPs from the Democratic Gathering bloc and two from the Tashnag would vote for Azour, in addition to 6 independent and 8 change MPs.
MPs from the National Moderation Bloc and the Saida-Jezzin bloc would cast a blank ballot, in addition to some independent and Change MPs, the report said, which would result in 15 blank votes.