File - FPM leader Michel Aoun speaks during a press conference in Rabieh, Friday, July 26, 2013. (The Daily Star/Charbel Nakhoul, HO)
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Hezbollah indirectly contacted MP Michel Aoun through mediators Saturday afternoon to discuss efforts to form the new Cabinet and which ministerial portfolios the FPM leader would want in order for his party to join, according to MPs from the Free Patriotic Movement.The sources explained that while Aoun's Change and Reform parliamentary bloc was eager to have a new Cabinet as soon as possible, it had several conditions it believed should be met.For example, key portfolios reserved for Christians should go to representative Christian parties, the sources said.The sources added that Salam and March 8 parties should directly contact Aoun and his party rather than use mediators during Cabinet deliberations.Aoun believes that Christians should be properly represented in the Cabinet.
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