Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives to attend a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam said Wednesday he was upbeat that parties in his government would come to an agreement over its policy statement, adding that he was confident the national unity Cabinet would win a vote of confidence.Speaking shortly after chairing the committee meeting, Salam said he supported a short policy statement, since the government would resign once a new president assumed power.The committee has a 30-day deadline to draft the policy statement.Salam said his government represented the majority of political parties in the country, and therefore should win many confidence votes.Salam announced his 24-member national unity government Saturday after over 10 months of deliberations, bringing together the rival March 8 and March 14 coalitions along with centrists, or ministers loyal to Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt, Salam and Sleiman.Salam proposed a draft policy statement stipulating that the government's task would be to address the deteriorating security and socioeconomic situation, combat terrorism and prepare for holding a presidential election this spring.
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