Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea acknowledged that chances of getting founder of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun to the presidential post have almost faded, media sources said on Saturday.

“The possibilities for MP Michel Aoun to become a president are almost non-existent,” Geagea was quoted as saying.

Geagea’s comments came during a meeting with a delegation of mayors from the Keserwan area that visited the LF leader a few days ago.

The information surfaced after a meeting was held between Geagea and the adviser of al-Mustaqbal Movement chief ex MP Ghattas Khoury.

Reports quoted senior Mustaqbal sources that said: “Crazy are those who believe that Saudi Arabia will give the green light for the election of the ally, of Iran’s ally as a president at a time when the dispute is raging between the two regional powers.”

Meanwhile, LF sources said that Geagea remarked that “currently there is a difficulty to elect Aoun as president because Hizbullah does not want a president.” Therefore Geagea tried to convince Khoury that Aoun, Hariri and himself try to convince Hizbullah into the election of Aoun.

Source : al Nahar