Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrives at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The new Cabinet will hold its first meeting Wednesday as signs emerged that there will be no problem over the government's policy statement, a move that will help accelerate the executive body's work, political sources said Tuesday.The Future Movement and Hezbollah urged the new government to act quickly to forge a modern electoral law and hold parliamentary elections as scheduled in May 2017 .Hariri's Future Movement and its March 14 allies have strongly rejected Hezbollah's tripartite equation: "The Army, the people and the resistance" to be mentioned in the policy statement as was the case with previous governments.The Cabinet session, to be chaired by Aoun at Baabda Palace, will be preceded by a souvenir photo of all Cabinet members, including the president, Berri and Hariri. The first item on the Cabinet's agenda is to form a ministerial committee tasked with drafting the government's policy statement.The Future Movement's parliamentary bloc welcomed the formation of the new Cabinet, expressing hope that the government would finish drafting its policy statement to ensure the commencement of executive government work.
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