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Lebanese Forces 'Demands' Justice Portfolio

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri intensifies efforts to ease obstacles hampering the formation process and has therefore held series of meetings with related parties.

Meanwhile, the Lebanese Forces reportedly said they had not received any official offer regarding portfolios, “we are only getting suggestions that keep on changing,” LBCI TV station quoted LF sources on Wednesday.

“We have not received any formal proposal regarding the ministries. We are only getting suggestions and we want to get the Justice Ministry,” they reportedly said.

The Free Patriotic Movement also insists on getting the ministry of justice which raises prospects of a new conflict between the two Christian parties.

Progress in the cabinet formation process loomed on Tuesday raising hopes that the gridlock is eased six months after the designation of the Premier.

Source: Naharnet


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