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Arslan Urges Politicians to Help Berri Garner Deal on Vote Law

Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan threw his weight behind Speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday, saying politicians should also back all the efforts exerted by the head of the Amal movement to agree on a vote law.

Following talks with Berri in Ain el-Tineh, Arslan told reporters that all parties “should work on Berri's initiative to reach the required results.”

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Arslan: From Now on, We're All Concerned with Defending Syria

Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan on Sunday condemned the Israeli air strikes on Syria, saying "we're all concerned with" defending the neighboring country.

"Once again Israel has exploited the Arab slumber like it did in 1967 in order to strike the heart of Arabism, the symbol of its resistance and the fortress of confronting colonial schemes,” Arslan said in a press release.

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Arslan Says No Political Party Can Twist Arms of Its Rivals in Lebanon

Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan on Wednesday noted that political consensus is inevitable in Lebanon, stressing that no political party can twist the arms of its rivals in Lebanese politics.

"The electoral law has nothing to do with the shape and mission of the (new) cabinet. We have said that they are two separate things, but the electoral law requires consensus among the Lebanese and so does the cabinet," Arslan said after meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain al-Tineh.

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Arslan Rejects 'Marginalization of March 8 Druze', Defends Meeting with Jumblat

Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan on Sunday rejected the “approach of the March 8 camp towards the Druze sect” and stressed the need to “preserve the unity of the army, people and resistance” in the Policy Statement of the new cabinet.

During his meetings with popular delegations from several regions, Arslan called on Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam to “take his time and consult with all the political parties in the country in order to form a national unity cabinet that can confront the challenges.”

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Consensus over Salam Continues on Second Day of Parliamentary Consultations

The second day of the binding parliamentary consultation kicked off on Saturday morning with the blocs continuing their support for MP Tammam Salam to head a new government.

LBCI television reported that the MP garnered a total of 124 votes by lawmakers to assume the position of prime minister.

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Arslan Meets Berri: Consultations to Reach an Agreement over Consensual PM-Designate are Ongoing

Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan hoped on Thursday that Speaker Nabih Berri would be tasked to find a consensual figure to head a new government in Lebanon.

He said after talks with the speaker at Ain el-Tineh: “Consultations are ongoing to reach an agreement over a consensual candidate to head the new cabinet.”

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Arslan Meets Jumblat, Hopes Consultations Will Be Postponed to Allow Agreement on New PM

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat held talks on Wednesday with Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan on naming a new prime minister-designate.

Arslan said after the talks: “We hope that the parliamentary consultations over naming a new premier will be postponed in order to pave way for an agreement over a candidate.”

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Report: Jumblat's Bloc, al-Mustaqbal to Join Miqati in Boycotting Session on Orthodox Vote Law

The National Struggle Front and al-Mustaqbal bloc are the two major parties that have so far announced that they would boycott a parliamentary session if the Orthodox Gathering proposal was put on its agenda, An Nahar daily reported on Saturday.

The newspaper said that National Struggle Front chief and Druze leader Walid Jumblat and the members of his bloc would boycott the session if Speaker Nabih Berri invites the lawmakers for a General Assembly to vote on the proposal.

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Arslan Says Berri Seeking Consensus over Electoral Law

Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan praised on Saturday Speaker Nabih Berri's efforts to resolve the sharp differences between the rival parties over the new electoral law, describing him as the country's “safety valve.”

“Despite the differences among the Lebanese, Berri is an important national guarantee that all sides should gather around to overcome the delicate stage with minimum losses,” Arslan said after holding talks with Berri in Ain el-Tineh.

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Arslan Holds Talks with Assad in Damascus

Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Sunday, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said Arslan discussed with Assad the latest developments in Lebanon, Syria and the region.

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