File - Prime Minister designate Tammam Salam speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Thursday, April 11, 2013. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra)
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Several issues need to be resolved before Lebanon can have an all-embracing government, in spite of earlier progress achieved after deliberations, a senior March 8 source told The Daily Star Friday.The March 8 coalition and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt have proposed a Cabinet lineup of 8-8-8, in which the March 14 and the March 8 camps would each get eight ministers, with "decisive ministers" allotted for each camp among the remaining eight centrists.Sleiman told LBCI television station that Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam had the answers to five questions raised by the Future Movement, centering mainly on the government's policy statement, a March 8 demand for veto power and the rotation of ministerial portfolios. The group said it was waiting for answers from the March 8 coalition before deciding whether to join an all-embracing government.
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