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Geagea Says LF Vote on Budget Conditioned to Privatization of Electricity

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea emphasized on Monday that party ministers and lawmakers will not vote in favor of the draft budget plan if it does not include the privatization of the state-run electricity sector.

“I assure you, the Lebanese Forces' ministers and lawmakers will not vote for the budget without privatizing the electricity sector,” Geagea told LBCI.

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Geagea to Le Pen: Assad a Terrorist No Different than Islamic State

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea received on Tuesday visiting France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Maarab, where he stressed that Syrian President Bashar Assad is a terrorist no different than the Islamic State terror group.

“I took my time to explain to Le Pen the unclear images that reach the West and that we are all against terrorism which has no religion. Based on the aforesaid, Bashar Assad is one of the biggest terrorists in Syria and the region,” said Geagea after the meeting.

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Geagea: Hizbullah Retracted Support for Hybrid Law after Realizing It Gives LF Bigger Bloc

Hizbullah has “retracted its support” for a hybrid electoral law that mixes the winner-takes-all and proportional representation systems after realizing that it would give the Lebanese Forces a bigger parliamentary bloc, LF leader Samir Geagea has said.

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Geagea Assures, No Intentions to Manipulate Taef Accord

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea stressed on Wednesday that no one is trying to manipulate the Taef accord, assuring that efforts exerted are merely focusing on finding a new election law, the National News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Geagea expressed astonishment at the “latest talk about the Taef Accord. We like to remind that we were the first to pay the price, and will not accept any tampering with Taef.

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Geagea Warns of Escalatory Political Measures over Electoral Law

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea, voiced a warning on Monday that the party will be compelled into taking some “negative political steps” shall it be embarrassed into having the elections postponed or having them staged on the bases of the current 1960 majoritarian system.

“We will exert efforts until the end, but we have good intentions. We are open to all parties but we won't accept these elections to be staged according to the 1960 electoral system,” stressed Geagea.

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Geagea Says 'No Hostility' with Hizbullah, Rules Out Return to 1960 Law

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has noted that there is no “hostility” between his party and Hizbullah, while stressing that there will be no return to the 1960 electoral law.

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Geagea Meets Aoun, Hopes Cabinet Will be Formed before Holidays

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stated, following his meeting with President Michel Aoun in Baabda on Wednesday, that the differences over the distribution of ministerial portfolios in the new cabinet are political, as he remarked that the party made many concessions before anyone else did.

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Geagea Hopes Berri Will be '4th Pillar' of 'Mustaqbal-FPM-LF Equation'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea noted Friday that “a new equation comprising al-Mustaqbal Movement, the Free Patriotic Movement and the LF has started to emerge in the country,” hoping Speaker Nabih Berri will be “the fourth pillar of this equation.”

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Geagea Mends Relations with Kataeb in Telephone Call with Gemayel

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea affirmed good relations with the Kataeb party in a telephone conversation with ex-President Amin Gemeyal after some recent tension in ties over a statement made by leader of the Kataeb Sami Gemayel.

Geagea hailed Gemayel's rhetoric after his meeting with newly-elected President Michel Aoun at the Presidential Palace, the LF chief said: “Normal relations between the LF and Kataeb is a norm while conflict is an exception.”

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Geagea Says FPM, Mustaqbal Back LF in Face of Govt. Participation 'Vetoes'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced Sunday that some parties are trying to “isolate” the LF by putting “vetoes” on its participation in the new Cabinet.

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