Sayyed Nasrallah told Frangieh that Aoun is the first presidential candidate, stressing that March 8 coalition should have a united stance regarding the issue of the presidential vote, Lebanese press reported.
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah told Marada leader, MP Sleiman Frangieh that Patriotic Movement Chief, MP Michel Aoun is the first presidential candidate, stressing that March 8 coalition should have a united stance regarding the issue of the presidential vote.
Lebanese press reported on Saturday that Sayyed Nasrallah received Frangieh on Thursday night, and that the two discussed several regional and local issues, on top of which was the presidential vote in Lebanon.
As-Safir daily reported that Sayyed Nasrallah had informed Frangieh that Hezbollah will not back down on Aoun. "We gave him our word and he has the priority."
The daily said that the March 8 coalition agreed on remaining united and patient in tackling the presidential crisis.
Meanwhile, Al-Akhbar newspaper said that the Marada leader underscored his commitment to the March 8 alliance during the meeting, denying claims that he offered former PM Saad Hariri any political guarantees in exchange for his support for his candidacy.
"I vehemently back Aoun's presidential bid, but how long are we going to remain at this standstill...what is our backup plan?" the newspaper quoted Frangieh as telling Sayyed Nasrallah.