File - President Michel Sleiman, left, receives Prime Minister designate Tammam Salam in Baabda, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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It appears that forming a government is no longer a priority for concerned parties, as the issue has been shelved to make way for the presidential election, which is getting a lot of publicity.Political sources said that relevant parties were no longer publically declaring the need to link the government formation to the presidential election.If the forthcoming president is agreed upon during current talks then the caretaker government will function for three more months until presidential elections are held.According to those same sources, once the March 14 bloc, and the Future Movement that leads the coalition, is certain that presidential elections will be postponed, they will once again act for the smooth formation of a national unity government, as the coalition did when they supported the 8-8-8 Cabinet lineup.
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