Prime Minister Tammam Salam, right, heads the ministerial committee at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Contacts are ongoing to resolve the Cabinet dispute over the Lebanese University decree despite major hurdles and partisan interests blocking an agreement on long-awaited appointments to the university's council.Ministerial sources said the passing of the LU decree would only be possible if Jumblatt's bloc gave up on naming a dean to the Tourism College in exchange for keeping Pierre Yared as the dean of the Medical College.The Kataeb Party and the Free Patriotic Movement are both seeking to appoint a figure from their own party to the Faculty of Medicine.Sources in the FPM said the party insisted on naming a figure to the Medical College, a demand expected to further complicate the situation and delay discussion of the LU decree during this week's Cabinet session.
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