Prime Minister Tammam Salam, shakes hands with Saudi King Abdullah in Jeddah, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam downplayed a presidential vacuum Tuesday, saying that his government was capable of managing the country in the event a new president is not elected.The prime minister voiced hope towards avoiding a presidential vacuum and electing a president on time.Answering a question on Hezbollah's role in Syria and the party's fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces, the prime minister said that the party, which he described as being "a partner in the government of national interest," endorsed the Lebanese Cabinet's policy statement which called for a disassociation policy.
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