File - Prime Minister Tammam Salam heads a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (THE DAILY STAR / MOHAMMAD AZAKIR)
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Eleven ministers refused Thursday to sign the draft law passed by Parliament to extend its mandate, according to ministerial sources, in a move that will merely delay the publishing of the law by a few days.As expected, the ministers representing Michel Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab and Foreign Minister Bassil Gebran, refused to endorse the decree, along with Minister of the Displaced Alice Shabtini, Sports Minister Abdul-Muttaleb al-Hinawi and Deputy Prime Minister Samir Moqbel, who were appointed to the Cabinet as part of former President Michel Sleiman's share.Bou Saab said 11 ministers out of the 24 had refrained from signing the extension law.
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