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Fatfat dubs Berri worse than Hezbollah’s Nasrallah
Future bloc MP Ahmad Fatfat speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
Future bloc MP Ahmad Fatfat speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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BEIRUT: Future Movement MP Ahmad Fatfat slammed Friday Speaker Nabih Berri for remarks on the stalled Cabinet formation, saying the Parliament head was worse than Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah.

"The concept of participation to March 8 is very strange,” Fatfat said. “They believe participation is only in numbers and not in responsibility and political decision."

“Berri’s [remarks] about the government formation are worse than those of Hassan Nasrallah when he threatened to adopt the 9-9-6 formula,” Fatfat said.

He also said Berri’s words could not serve to pave the way for a speedy Cabinet lineup.

Berri on Wednesday said that he still considers the 9-9-6 government formula to be a reasonable lineup, one that could break the ongoing Cabinet stalemate.

The March 8-proposed 9-9-6 formula calls for allotting nine ministerial portfolios to each of the March 8 and March 14 camps with the remaining going to the centrists – President Michel Sleiman, Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam and Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt.

The proposal is opposed by the March 14 alliance.

Fatfat reiterated the need for forming a neutral, nonpartisan government.

 
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