File - Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Higher Islamic Council will convene Thursday under former Minister Omar Miskawi to consider asking Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani to leave his post early in response to his controversial decision last week to expand the body's electorate.One part is chaired by Miskawi and is considered to be close to the Future Movement, while the other is headed by Qabbani.Earlier Wednesday, Miskawi and members of his council attended a meeting that included former prime ministers Najib Mikati and Fouad Siniora, the latter of whom represented Saad Hariri, chaired by Salam at the Grand Serail to discuss how to respond to Qabbani's decision.
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