Ministers greet each other at the start of the Cabinet session at the Grand Serail on Thursday, June 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam Thursday said the Cabinet needed more time to finalize discussion on a mechanism to govern its work amid a presidential vacuum, Information Minister Ramzi Joreige said.Shortly before the Cabinet ended around 2:20 p.m., Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi said the Cabinet would likely postpone discussions on a proposal by Salam to end the row over government powers.Lebanon's Cabinet met to discuss a proposal by Salam to end the row over Cabinet powers in the wake of a presidential vacuum as well as the impact of the Iraq crisis on Lebanon.Under a presidential void, the Constitution assigns the powers of the presidency to the Cabinet, but ministers have failed to agree on a mechanism to govern under the circumstances.
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