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Jumblatt to miss Sleiman in politics

MP Walid Jumblatt, right, and President Michel Sleiman attend a ceremony in the Chouf village of Brih, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt said Saturday that he would miss the political approach of outgoing President Michel Sleiman.

“We will miss President Sleiman and the political line he established,” Jumblatt said during the farewell ceremony for the president.

Prior to the ceremony, Sleiman presented Jumblatt with the National Order of the Cedar Medal “in appreciation for his national role and political moderation and his call for dialogue among political rivals.”

Sleiman expressed hope that the PSP leader would continue to play such role “to preserve the political stability in the country.”

Both Sleiman and Jumblatt classify themselves as centrists amid the sharp political divisions in the country, mainly between the March 8 and March 14 camps.





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