Not many figures within Lebanon’s March 14 coalition may agree with leader Saad Hariri’s initiative to nominate MP Suleiman Franjieh for the presidency.
Hariri’s initiative exposes two major parties in Lebanon. The first is the Free Patriotic Movement. The second party is Hezbollah.Nayla Tueni
It is unclear whether Hariri suggested the idea to expose political parties’ intentions of obstructing the process of electing a president regardless of whether the candidate is a centrist or like Franjieh, who has extremist views regarding the Syrian regime, illegitimate arms in Lebanon, participation in the Syrian war, and other issues.