Kataeb Party Is Intensifying Contacts With Blocs For The Coming Presidential Elections


The Kataeb Party held a meeting with Akkar’s National Moderation Bloc at the Kataeb’s headquarters in Saifi to discuss a strategy for the coming presidential elections.

In attendance were MP Sami Gemayel, MPs Nadim Gemayel and Salim al-Sayegh from the Kataeb side, and MPs Walid al-Baarini, Mohammed Suleiman, Ahmed al-Kheir, Sajih Atiyeh and ex-MP Hadi Hbeish from the National Moderation Bloc.

Sami Gemayel stated after the meeting that they discussed an attempt to devise a common strategy for the presidential elections.

“Today we discovered that we have a very similar approach to the presidential issue and we will continue communication with all the parties and blocs with which we share the same concern,” he added.

However, Gemayel said they didn’t complete consultations to reach a single potential candidate, but he stressed that what matters is the strategy for the presidential elections battle.

Accordingly, they will intensify their contacts with all blocs and friends and with MP Michel Mouawad, the Lebanese Forces (LF), the Democratic Gathering, and the Change bloc, and the choices are open.

“We do not care about names but rather about what can rescue the country,” Gemayel indicated.

Hbeish for his part said the talks were “constructive and fruitful,” adding that “the common goal is the election of a president.”

“Our goal together with Kataeb is to reach the election of a president who represents us and the aspirations of the Lebanese,” Hbeish added.

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