FPM Confirmed They Won’t Pick Marada Leader Sleiman Franjieh For Presidency

NewsWeek | Sawt Beirut International

Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) leader Gebran Bassil stressed that the FPM will not endorse the presidential nomination of Marada Movement leader Sleiman Franjieh.

“Void will exhaust those who are void and they are betting on it. The vacancy will cost the country but it will not deter us from our stance,” Bassil told reporters in Rabieh after the departure of President Michel Aoun from the Baabda Palace.

Asked about his own nomination for the country’s top post, Bassil said: “Can you forget about me? If you forget me you will be relieved.”

“We have our logical candidate but we have nominated him in order to facilitate consensus,” Bassil added, noting that “all parties are not being able to agree on a candidate who can reach the presidency.”

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