File - Former Prime Minister Najib Mikati, left, receives Defense Minister Samir Moqbel in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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When Hezbollah and its allies in the March 8 coalition decided to task former Prime Minister Najib Mikati with the formation of a government against the will of the majority of Lebanon's Sunni community in 2011, many foresaw the eventual collapse of the Cabinet, and rightly so.Rifi serves today as justice minister and is one of the most outspoken critics of Hezbollah among members of the Future Movement, the very same movement whose leader, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, was ousted by Hezbollah to be replaced by Mikati.Today, the Future Movement is about to make the same mistake by marginalizing Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun.This time, however, if Aoun succeeds in toppling the government it would have farther-reaching consequences then when Hezbollah decided to topple Hariri's Cabinet.
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