File - Prime Minister Tammam Salam attends a conference in Beirut, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Cabinet will hold a session Thursday designed to clear the air, following tension among ministers over the government's decision-making system that has prevented meetings for two weeks.The session is seen as a test of fragile Cabinet unity after Prime Minister Tammam Salam declared that approving decisions during the 9-month-old presidential vacuum should be based on consensus among the 24 ministers. Salam had sought to change this mechanism, arguing that it hampered the government's productivity due to disagreement among ministers on decisions taken by the Cabinet.Ministerial sources said they expected Thursday's meeting to be a frank talk session during which ministers would uphold the agreement that had led to the resumption of the government's activity. The agreement also calls on ministers to avoid using the Cabinet sessions as a platform for political duels as had happened in the past, the sources said.With regard to Cabinet decrees that need the president's signature after they have been signed by the prime minister, the relevant minister and the finance minister, they would be presented to the ministers to sign them, the sources said.
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