File - FPM leader Michel Aoun speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Rabieh, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Cabinet has not met since June 4 due to a dispute over security appointments. Backed by his allies Hezbollah, the Marada Movement and the Tashnag Party, Aoun has said that his ministers will not allow the Cabinet to discuss any items on its agenda before first resolving the issue of appointments. Aoun backs his son-in-law, Brig. On the so-called declaration of intent between the FPM and its old-time rival the Lebanese Forces, Aoun said it aimed to elect a strong president by conducting a survey to measure the popularity of each leader.Aoun has repeatedly noted that his bloc is the most popular Christian coalition in Parliament.Concerning the appointment of high-ranking security and military chiefs, Aoun said that he is ready to support the nomination of competent personnel, reiterating his rejection to extending the terms of Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwaji and Army Intelligence chief Brig.
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