Report: Qatar envoy tells Raad that Bayssari can replace Aoun as '3rd candidate'


Qatari envoy Abou Fahad Jassem Al-Thani met overnight with the head of Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc MP Mohammed Raad, a media report said.

Al-Thani informed Raad that the five-nation group on Lebanon, especially Qatar, is inclined to nominate Army chief Joseph Aoun for the presidency as a “third choice,” al-Liwaa newspaper reported on Saturday.

Al-Thani added that General Security acting chief Elias Bayssari can be an alternative candidate, the daily said.

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