File - Premier-designate Tammam Salam appears during the Arab Women Forum's conference in the Four Seasons hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Tammam Salam plans to form an all-embracing political Cabinet early next week, sources close to the premier-designate said Friday, despite Hezbollah's warning that exclusion of MP Michel Aoun might lead to the government's collapse.Aoun has refused to budge on his opposition to the concept of rotating ministerial portfolios in an all-embracing Cabinet based on an 8-8-8 lineup.Salam has rejected Aoun's demand, preferring the concept of rotating all ministerial portfolios among sects and parties, which the prime minister-designate has stuck to since he was appointed on April 6 .Given Aoun's unyielding stance, Salam is expected to go ahead with forming an all-embracing political government even without the FPM leader's approval.
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