File - Caretaker Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour speaks during an interview in Beirut, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Caretaker Foreign Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour said Thursday serious efforts are needed to overcome obstacles facing the formation of a new all-embracing Cabinet.Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun's opposition to the rotation of ministerial portfolios based on sect and party emerged as an obstacle that has stalled the birth of a new Cabinet.In a news conference Tuesday, Aoun said he would only accept the rotation of ministerial portfolios held by the FPM – the Energy Ministry and Telecommunications Ministry – in a Cabinet formed after new parliamentary elections, scheduled in November, were held.
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