Hariri met with Berri as part of his ongoing consultations.
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In the meantime, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah urged the rival political factions to cooperate to help in the swift formation of a government, while voicing support for the Free Patriotic Movement's latest proposal to separate the Cabinet formation process from efforts to endorse a new voting system.Another hurdle delaying the Cabinet formation is the dispute between Berri and the LF over who should get the Public Works Ministry.For his part, Nasrallah denied that Hezbollah or Berri was obstructing the Cabinet formation process and urged Parliament to begin discussions on a new electoral law by separating the matter from the Cabinet formation.Everyone must search for solutions," Nasrallah said in a televised speech devoted mainly to talk about the government standoff and Hezbollah's ties with the FPM.He said Hezbollah was in daily contact with Aoun, Berri and the FPM over the Cabinet formation. Nasrallah voiced support for the FPM's proposal to separate the Cabinet formation process from attempts to approve a new electoral law to replace the controversial 1960 majoritarian system.Nasrallah described Hariri's Cabinet as transitional to the upcoming parliamentary elections and oversee it, adding that the formation process was still within the acceptable timeframe.
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