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Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil met Friday night with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri in the latest of his flurry of talks aimed at resolving the problem of representing six pro-Hezbollah Sunni MPs in the new government. Meanwhile, political and religious leaders rallied behind Hariri in the face of a defamation campaign by a former Syria-backed minister, as the country risked sliding into a prolonged Cabinet formation crisis.Bassil has been mediating at President Michel Aoun's request to resolve the representation problem of the six MPs not affiliated with Hariri's Future Movement.Hariri previously said that he had agreed on one of the six Sunni ministers with Mikati.A political source said Hariri rejected the proposal.The sources said that a separate proposal to allow for Berri to give up a Shiite minister to Hariri in return for a Sunni minister to be granted to one of the six non-Future Sunni MPs was rejected by Berri.Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said Wahhab's diatribes against Hariri were not only an attack on Hariri, but on the Lebanese state overall.
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