Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun (C), Marada Movement leader Sleiman Frangieh and Marada official Youssef Saadeh meet in Rabieh, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (The Daily Star/FPM office, HO)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam will present a new proposal to break a looming deadlock in the executive branch over the vacant presidency, as European and Arab diplomats urged Lebanon to swiftly elect a new head of state.Lebanese MPs have repeatedly failed to elect a president since the end of former President Michel Sleiman's six-year term on May 25 .The European and Arab call came as Salam readied a controversial proposal aimed at heading off a potential Cabinet paralysis.For now, all parties have agreed that Salam has the power to invite the Cabinet to convene.The head of the Future bloc MP Fouad Siniora said that no deal had been reached with Berri on the controversial wage hike. Berri was quoted as saying the agreement was reached during a meeting at his office in Parliament attended by Salam, Siniora and MP Bahia Hariri.Presidential maneuvering continued with Marada Movement leader Sleiman Frangieh once again expressing support for Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun as the consensus president for the presidency.
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