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17 days to rescue the presidency and [the government] ... .An-Nahar has learned that the U.S., France, Saudi Arabia and the European Union will step up their diplomatic pressure on Lebanon in the period prior to May 25, the day President Michel Sleiman's term ends.Gemayel has strongly criticized talk about a power vacuum left by the end of Sleiman's term.While the presidential election wagers on talks between the Future Movement and Free Patriotic Movement, PSP leader Walid Jumblatt launched a drive to bring a head of state that does not resemble MP Michel Aoun or Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.Progress toward the presidential election is still tied to outcome of talks between former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the FPM. Salam warns of repercussions of presidential vacuum for government
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