File - FPM leader Michel Aoun speaks during a press conference in Rabieh, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (The Daily Star/Charbel Nakhoul, HO)
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"It became clear to us when we opposed this deliberate error that the deal to form a Cabinet was made between certain officials and the prime minister-designate and we had no choice ... as if they're bidding farewell to national partnership," he added.He said the Constitution stipulated that the prime minister-designate should hold parliamentary consultations in order to form a new government that Aoun said should equally represent all sects. Salam, Aoun alleged, had violated such a constitutional principle.Aoun, who wields the second largest political bloc in Parliament, also questioned the reasons behind the conditions for a new government set by the Salam and "his party".
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