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 Social Affair Wael Abu Faour signaled Monday that a fait accompli government could soon be formed, amid lingering opposition by the Free Patriotic Movement to a March 14 demand that would pave the way for an all-embracing government.The minister's comments come after as Hezbollah continues to push its ally FPM chief MP Michel Aoun into compromising over the rotation of ministerial portfolios, a March 14 alliance demand for joining an all-embracing Cabinet.Caretaker Energy Minister Gebran Bassil, Aoun's son-in-law, stood firm Sunday on the FPM's opposition to the rotation of ministerial portfolios among sects, saying the Energy Ministry was a strategic asset for Christians and ensured their role in the country.Speaker Nabih Berri said in remarks published Monday contacts were ongoing to form an all-embracing Cabinet.
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