File - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, right, receives PSP leader Walid Jumblatt in Beirut, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Ibrahim, HO)
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A high profile minister belonging to the March 14 coalition said mobilization to invigorate efforts for the presidential election might lead to positive results in the next parliamentary session set for Sept. 2 .It was also said that Berri has been keeping Hezbollah posted with developments concerning the presidency issue, especially as the alliance between the group and Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun remains strong.Berri and Jumblatt have joined forces and efforts to beak the three-month-presidential deadlock. As Lebanon's Maronite post is threatened by ISIS' lightening advances, Patriarch Beshara Rai has been pressuring Christian leaders for a political compromise.This is crucial because Aoun and Hezbollah's parliamentary blocs have the ability to secure quorum.The minister believes that Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk might ask Ibrahim to contact his internal and regional connections.
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