A general view of the Grand Serail in Beirut, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The formation of Lebanon's next Cabinet was delayed Friday amid a dispute over a key security portfolio between Hezbollah and the Future Movement, sources close to the formation process said.Caretaker Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour from MP Walid Jumblatt's parliamentary bloc is expected to hold talks with Salam later in the day to discuss recent developments.Under the compromise, caretaker Energy Minister Gebran Bassil will be allotted the Foreign Ministry post, while Tashnag MP Arthur Nazarian will replace Bassil, a political source said Thursday.Bassil will also double as acting energy minister, the source said.Abu Faour will be named health minister.
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