Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam warned that a presidential vacuum was likely to cause trouble, particularly among Christian leaders, yet assured the Lebanese that his government could fill the void.In a separate remarks published by the local daily As-Safir, Salam said the Cabinet could fill the void if Parliament failed to elect a new head of state before President Michel Sleiman's term ends on May 25 .If MPs do not elect a new president by May 25, Salam's Cabinet will assume the powers of the presidency until the deadlock is broken.The local daily Al-Liwaa quoted visitors who met Sleiman Monday as saying that the president was open to staying in office to spare the country a power vacuum.
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