PSP leader Walid Jumblatt, left, and Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan, right, attend a ceremony in Beirut, Monday, July 19, 2010. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanese Democratic Party head Talal Arslan Wednesday evening upped the tone against Progressive Socialist Party head Walid Joumblatt, amid a widening divide between the rival Druze leaders.Arslan and Joumblatt have long been rivals, but their relationship in recent months has been marred with tension, particularly since the lead-up to the May 6 parliamentary elections.In the Chouf-Aley district, Arslan aligned himself with the Free Patriotic Movement, while the PSP accused the FPM of attempting to sideline Joumblatt in the elections. The LDP-PSP relationship has meanwhile hit another bump in the government formation process, as the PSP has insisted that it gets all three seats allocated to the Druze sect in an attempt to corner Arslan, who has demanded that his party controls one of these seats.
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