Walid Jumblatt attends a ceremony in Beirut, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt's recent meetings with the major figures of the resistance camp in Lebanon are part of his broader attempt to melt the ice that has settled over the political scene in Lebanon, said sources close to PSP leader.Gen. Jamil Sayyed, were convened in order to mend Jumblatt's relationship with Damascus.The two political leaders did not discuss presidential candidates, because Jumblatt knows that Nasrallah has not changed his mind on supporting his ally Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun's presidential ambitions.The sources added that Aoun's current mood was not amenable to a breakthrough on the presidential standoff, and Aoun was aware that the resistance front, of which he is a member, must win the battle and have the last word in the presidential elections, and that this might take some time.
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