File photo of Speaker Nabih Berri at Parliament in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam's Cabinet runs the risk of becoming a resigned government in the next few days if the March 14 coalition fails to make concessions over the resistance clause in the ministerial statement, Speaker Nabih Berri warned in comments published Wednesday.Although the one-month constitutional deadline for the Cabinet to draft its policy statement before a vote of confidence in Parliament ends on March 17, MPs and legal experts are split over the fate of the government if no agreement is reached within the timeframe.The committee drafting the Cabinet's ministerial statement met Tuesday for a 10th time but failed to reach a deal over the clause relating to the resistance.Berri, Hezbollah's ally in the March 8 coalition, said the onus was on the March 14 coalition to make concessions over the resistance clause in order to reach a "consensual" ministerial statement.
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