Walid Jumblatt attends a ceremony in Beirut, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt Monday said sarcastically that fate had spared his late father Kamal Jumblatt from witnessing the unprecedented degradation of politics in Lebanon.The government narrowly met the 30-day deadline to approve the policy statement and was faced by resignation threats made by Prime Minister Tammam Salam in case no agreement was reached.The PSP leader was referring to traffic congestion Beirut witnessed Friday as a result of security measures taken by Lebanese authorities during a March 14 rally at BIEL to mark the ninth anniversary of the coalition.
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