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Jumblatt, Hariri break the ice in a phone call

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt attend the 36th presidential election session at the Parliament in Beirut, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt Monday telephoned Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a statement from PSP said, leading to speculation that recent tensions between the two were ending.

The statement said that Jumblatt and Hariri discussed several issues.

Monday's developments came after a tense relationship between the two former close allies in recent months.

The fallout between Jumblatt and Future Movement leader Hariri reached a peak during discussions over a new electoral law.

The two parties have a historical relationship, dating back to Hariri’s father, the late former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

 

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