Falangist military leader, Bechir Gemayel, is back in Lebanon after taking part in peace talks in Cairo.
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CU Bechir Gemayel speaking.
BECHIR GEMAYEL: "I told you it can be to our advantage if President Sarkis will not be able to our advantage if President Sarkis will not be able to reach the power on the twenty third and if everything will be normal on the twenty third well the decision will be out of use because everything will become normal again. The President Karami will be obliged to present his resignation, and President sarkis will appoint a new prime minister and a new cabinet and there will start again a new life, a new national life. Something is very clear and something is very sure Lebanon will be as we want it to be or it will not be Lebanon anymore.
We want a democratic nation an occidental way of democracy We want our auto determination. We want to decide for ourselves. We will not allow anyone to decide for us."
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Background: Falangist military leader, Bechir Gemayel, is back in Lebanon after taking part in peace talks in Cairo. He was the only military member of the delegation of Lebanese leaders who had talks with Egyptian leader, Anwar Sadat, and his foreign minister, Ismail Fahmi, last week aimed at bringing about a peaceful solution to the 17-month old civil war in the Lebanon. A new chapter in the political situation is expected to start next Thursday (23 September) when Elias Sarkis is installed as the country's new president to replace Sulieman Franjieh.
SYNOPSIS: Speaking at his office in the Sayfi port area of Beirut Mr. Gemayel told newsmen how he saw Lebanon after the 23rd.