Whirling dervishes perform on the first day of Ramadan at Nijmeh square in Beirut, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Separately, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea visited Prime Minister Saad Hariri also Tuesday after six months of cold relations.Meanwhile, meetings were held between various politicians and MP-elects in an attempt to form parliamentary blocs ahead of the new Parliament's first session next week.Hariri and former premier Tammam Salam met Thursday, with Salam voicing his backing for Hariri in the formation of a new government. With Berri widely expected to retain his post for the 26th year, two names are being circulatedHowever, local media reported MP Michel Murr might also be in the running.LBCI reported Murr said this would be left up to Berri.MP-elect Henri Chedid meanwhile confirmed Thursday, following a meeting with Hariri, he was set to become a member of Hariri's 20-member Future Movement bloc, after confusion over which bloc he planned to join.
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