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Hariri, Jumblat Defend Salam against Troops Kidnap Criticism

Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblat on Tuesday threw their support behind ex-PM Tammam Salam in the face of criticism addressed to him and his 2014 government over the abduction of dozens of troops at the hands of jihadist groups.

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Jumblat Visits Former Ally Hariri to Mend Ties

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat held reconciliation talks overnight with Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the Center House.

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Jumblat Advises Baabda Interlocutors to Stop 'Superfluous' Spending

Leader of the Democratic Gathering bloc MP Walid Jumblat advised interlocutors set to meet Monday at Babada Palace over the wage scale file, to stop "unnecessary expenditures and squandering of public funds," as he expressed “concern over the monetary and livelihood stability in the country.”

Urging the government not to engage in income raises before checking the possibility of securing revenues, Jumblat said the government must “not engage in increases before checking the possibility of income.

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Jumblat Urges End to 'Storm of Hatred against Syrian Refugees'

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat on Tuesday urged an end to what he called a “storm of hatred” against Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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Hariri Discusses Several Electoral Law Formats in Meeting with Jumblat

Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks Tuesday in Clemenceau with Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat in the presence of ex-health minister Wael Abu Faour.

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Jumblat: Proposed Law Format Annuls Muslim-Christian Partnership

Progressive Socialist party leader MP Walid Jumblat criticized an electoral law format proposed by Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil, saying it strikes the Christian-Muslim partnership stipulated in the national pact of 1943, and the Taef Accord.

Jumblat who commonly takes to twitter said in a tweet: “The proposed electoral law format nullifies the Christian-Muslim partnership from the 1943 pact and the Taef Accord.”

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Jumblat Says Proportional Representation Must Preserve 'Partnership'

Druze leader MP Walid Jumblat on Sunday renewed his reservations over the proportional representation electoral system, noting that he would back such a law only if it preserves an accepted level of “partnership.”

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Jumblat Says Wage Scale Must Be Linked to 'Reform' and 'Fixed' Revenues

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat stressed on Monday the need to secure “firm resources” for the longtime awaited wage scale file.

“Beware of chaos. The wage scale must be linked to reform and fixed resources and it should be part of the budget plan,” said Jumblat in a tweet on Monday.

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Jumblat Suggests Electoral Law 'Ideas' in Meeting with Berri

Druze leader MP Walid Jumblat held talks Monday in Ain el-Tineh with Speaker Nabih Berri during which he proposed new "ideas" regarding the electoral law.

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Jumblat Hopes Lebanon's Judicial System Same as US, Wahhab Lashes out at Him

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat said on Friday that Lebanon must develop a judicial system similar to the one in the United States after it refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on refugees.

“I wish that the judicial system in Lebanon resembles that of the United States which suspended a draft law issued by Trump against immigration,” said Jumblat in a tweet.

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