File - Caretaker Health Minister Ali Hasan Khalil speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Caretaker Health Minister Ali Hasan Khalil voiced optimism Sunday that the Cabinet formation process was developing in the right direction as the March 14 group came under heavy criticism for accepting a government with Hezbollah.Former March 14 MP Misbah Ahdab slammed the coalition for making "concessions" and accepting to form a government with Hezbollah, days after a resumption of contacts raised hope for the possibility of an all-embracing Cabinet.Berri and Jumblatt recently put forward 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.The March 14 coalition has not yet made a decision on whether to form a Cabinet based on the proposed lineup, with Future Movement saying that there were questions pertaining to the type of Cabinet that need to be addressed first.Ahdab accused the March 14 coalition of backtracking on conditions they had imposed for joining a government with Hezbollah.
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