| Head of the Future Parliamentary Bloc, former PM Fouad Siniora, said that "the candidacy of MP Sleiman Frangieh to presidency is still underway, yet the matter is still on the stage of exchanging ideas."
Siniora's stance came Monday in the context of an interview on Middle East News Agency.
Turning to the objection made against the nomination by certain local sides affiliated to March 14 like the Lebanese Forces, Siniora said that the issue "is still under communication."
"Future" bloc member, Deputy Jean Ogassapian asked on Monday "the Lebanese leaders, particularly the Christians about the alternative to Deputy Sleiman Franjieh to the presidency post".
The lawmaker confirmed that dialogue table was not the appropriate place to find settlements or any breakthrough regarding the presidency, stressing that "the matter is still initiative and hasn't yet reached settlement".
On the other hand, he said that "the assassination of Samir Kuntar showed that there was information leakage from inside the Hezbollah party".
The MP told the "Voice of Lebanon" radio that positions of Hezbollah's MPs showed that Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah would reply to this assassination in the correct time and place, adding "there are no signs of escalation on the border, particularly that Israel, Iran and Hezbollah have no interest to escalate".
Separately, Deputy Prime Minister Samir Moqbel announced on Monday that the cabinet has approved the garbage exportation plan.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, chaired on Monday the National Dialogue session in Ein Teeneh, with talks reportedly focused on the best means to activate the work of the Lebanese cabinet.
Berri opened the session by condemning the assassination of resistance fighter, Samir Al-Kontar.
"Lebanon has lost a human and won a hero martyr," Berri said in eulogy of Kontar.