Report: Shiite Duo clings to Franjieh in talks with Doha envoy
Hezbollah and the Amal Movement have not responded positively to the proposals of a Qatari envoy who is visiting Lebanon, sources close to the Shiite Duo said.
"The Qatari envoy, who met with Speaker Nabih Berri and later with Loyalty to Resistance bloc head MP Mohammed Raad, informed them that he is seeking consensus on a third (presidential) candidate" other than Suleiman Franjieh and Jihad Azour, the sources told Annahar newspaper in remarks published Sunday.
"But Berri and Raad told him that the Duo is clinging to Suleiman Franjieh's nomination," the sources added.
According to media reports, the Qatari envoy has proposed three candidates: Army chief Joseph Aoun, an independent MP and a security official.