Prime Minister Tammam Salam heads the ministerial committee meeting at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam could step down in the next few days if the committee drafting the government's ministerial statement fails to complete its mission on time, a source close to Salam said Wednesday.Salam called for a Cabinet meeting at Baabda Palace Thursday after the committee tasked with drafting the ministerial policy statement failed to find a solution to the thorny resistance clause, which is threatening to collapse the new government before it can seek a vote of confidence from Parliament.The March 8 coalition has insisted the resistance remain enshrined in the policy statement, as it has with past governments, while the March 14 alliance wants to base the policy statement on the Baabda Declaration, emphasizing Lebanon's neutrality.
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