Bassil and Riachi speak during a Cabinet session in Beirut, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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The rift between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces appeared to have widened over the weekend, with officials from both sides engaging in a backhanded Twitter debate.The issue began with an ambiguous Friday tweet from caretaker Information Minister Melhem Riachi that was interpreted by many to have been directed at caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, who heads the FPM.It seems that the FPM is now vying for the post as well.The LF and FPM were once foes, but an understanding between LF leader Samir Geagea and FPM founder Michel Aoun brought Lebanon's two main Christian parties together.
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