Prime Minister Tammam Salam heads a Cabinet meeting at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Cabinet failed Thursday to approve key appointments at Lebanese University due to differences among rival parties and ministers.Ministers allied with MP Walid Jumblatt and the Kataeb as well as Tourism Minister Michel Pharon opposed Bou Saab's agreement with the March 14, prompting the Cabinet to postpone debate on the issue to the upcoming session scheduled for July 9 .After the end of the government session, Bou Saab met with the protesters who were angered by the Cabinet's failure to resolve the issue, vowing that the matter would be resolved in next week's meeting.Information Minister Ramzi Joreige said the Cabinet discussed the issue of LU appointments and employing part-time professors, saying Bou Saab would explain in the upcoming session the rationale behind them.
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