File - A picture taken on January 16, 2010 shows Walid Jumblatt sitting next to his dog during an interview with AFP at his ancestral home in Mukhtara in Lebanon's Shouf mountains, southeast of Beirut. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID
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MP Walid Jumblatt is seriously considering resigning from his post to give his eldest son a chance to run for the Chouf parliamentary seat, a source from Jumblatt's Progressive Socialist Party said.If Jumblatt were to resign, his eldest son Taymour Jumblatt would run for the post.Walid Jumblatt became the PSP's leader in the early years of the country's Civil War following the March 1977 assassination of his father Kamal Jumblatt, the founder of the party. But it is unlikely that if he resigns, Walid Jumblatt would abandon his political career altogether.
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