LF leader Samir Geagea speaks during a press conference in Maarab, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea reiterated Monday his opposition to an all-embracing Cabinet, saying such a government would certainly fail to address regional and domestic issues.Addressing Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam and President Michel Sleiman, Geagea urged the two leaders to exercise their constitutional prerogative in forming a Cabinet and act "based on your own convictions".Geagea has repeatedly called for the formation of a neutral Cabinet, rejecting to join a government that would provide political cover for Hezbollah's military involvement in Syria. Geagea also spoke about the recent assassination of Shatah, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's senior aide, saying his murder was aimed at silencing a voice of moderation in the country. The LF leader and Hariri both blame Hezbollah for Shatah's killing.Geagea, himself the target of an attempted assassination, said previous assassinations including Shatah's had targeted one political group and ideology.
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