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Jumblat: Iran Hampering Govt. Formation, Assad Seeks to Revenge on Lebanon

Progressive Socialist Party leader, former MP Walid Jumblat held Hizbullah and Iran responsible for the government formation delay by “inventing” the so-called Sunni obstacle,” as he refused all means to naturalize ties with the Syrian regime which he said “seeks revenge against its opponents in Lebanon.”

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Jumblat Hands Aoun 'List' to Resolve Druze Minister Spat

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat on Tuesday said he handed President Michel Aoun a “list” of candidates in order to resolve the spat over the so-called third Druze minister in the new government.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Aoun in Baabda, Jumblat described the talks as “very positive.”

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Jumblat Urges Supporters to Up Turnout in Face of 'Black Crows'

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat on Sunday issued a last-hour call for supporters to head to polling stations, urging them to defend their “identity, existence and dignity.”

"In the last quarter of the hour, we have to raise the voter turnout to the maximum... in order to preserve our identity, existence and dignity in the face of the black crows who belong to the ruling authority,” Jumblat tweeted.

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Jumblat: Hariri Invited Me for Iqlim Kharroub Electoral Tour....I Apologized

Following reports that Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat was dismayed by PM Saad Hariri for carrying out an electoral tour “without coordination,” Jumblat said he was invited to take the tour to Iqlim al-Kharroub in the Chouf district, but has apologized for meeting the request, al-Joumhouria daily reported Friday.

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Jumblat Expected to Visit Tripoli after Hariri-Arslan Hasbaya Meeting

Prime Minister Saad Hariri's visit to Hasbaya several days ago has irritated the Progressive Socialist Party, especially that it was made in coordination with Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan, sources close to PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat have said.

Commenting on Arslan's welcoming of Hariri at Hasbaya's Chehabiyeh Fort and his insistence that Hariri visit the Khalwat al-Bayada Druze prayer-houses, the sources said “someone is deliberately crossing the red lines by infiltrating the Druze community.”

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Jumblat Dispatches Abu Faour to Hariri with 'Initiative' to Solve Aoun-Berri Row

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat dispatched MP Wael Abu Faour to the Grand Serail on Thursday reportedly carrying an initiative to solve the differences between President Michel Aoun and Speaker Nabih Berri over the officers seniority decree.

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Jumblat Urges Talks on Dissociation Policy and Not on Hizbullah Arms

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat noted Monday that talks over Hizbullah's arms would be “futile” during this period, calling instead for consultations over the implementation of Lebanon's so-called dissociation policy.

“It would be better and wiser that we don't call for consultations over the issue of arms, seeing as a debate over arms would take us back to the previous dialogues that were held in 2006 under the sponsorship of Speaker Nabih Berri and later under the sponsorship of president Michel Suleiman, and this would be a futile move,” said Jumblat after talks with President Michel Aoun in Baabda.

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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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