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Jumblat Meets with Arslan Seeking a Ministerial Breakthrough

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblad held talks with Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan in Mukhtara, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

The gatherers discussed the general political situation and the latest developments in the presence of Transportation and Public Works Minister Ghazi al-Aridi.

LBC reported that Arslan’s brother-in-law Marwan Khaireddine will replace him as Minister of state.

The MP had resigned from the cabinet led by PM Najib Miqati following its formation.

Arslan had demanded that he be granted with a sovereign portfolio in the cabinet, rejecting to be tasked as a state minister.


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