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Appointments in the Internal Security Forces were brought to the fore Friday as Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk met with Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun. ISF's leadership council is formed from 11 members and divided between sects as follows: three seats for Maronites, one seat each for Catholics and Orthodoxs; two for Sunnis, two for Shiite's and one for Druze. The ISF chief is a Sunni and heads the leadership council.Gen. Ibrahim Basbous is acting as an ISF chief and the majority of the institution's 11-member-council are acting heads.Additionally, an acting ISF chief can't propose member's appointments.At one time, there was talk of a package deal that would see ISF information branch chief Imad Othman appointed as the committee chief in return for the Army's former Commando Regiment head Brig.This will not come without negotiating and bartering, especially as Machnouk is pushing for Othman to be ISF chief.
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