File photo of Speaker Nabih Berri at Parliament in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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President Michel Sleiman would not approve a government in which Hezbollah is not represented, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said in remarks published Friday.Berri also outright rejected the Future Movement's approach to resolving the Cabinet crisis.The Future Movement has demanded answers to five questions centering mainly on the government's policy statement, a March 8 demand for veto power and the rotation of ministerial portfolios.Berri insisted that the policy statement will only be discussed after the government has been formed and said Cabinet portfolios have yet to be tackled.Sleiman and Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam are determined to form a neutral Cabinet on Jan. 17 if no agreement is reached between the rival political factions on an all-embracing government, sources at Baabda Palace told The Daily Star.On his part, Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel said contacts are ongoing with Sleiman as well as his March 14 allies on the Cabinet formation process.
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