Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil speaks on behalf of the Strong Lebanon bloc during parliamentary consultations on May 28, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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As non-binding consultations began Monday morning on the formation of the new Cabinet, parliamentary blocs and independent lawmakers presented a series of demands to Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri.Deputy Speaker Elie Ferzli noted the importance of having an opposition to the government in Parliament, denying the necessity of having all parliamentary blocs represented in the Cabinet.Hariri's Future Movement, Hezbollah and the Lebanese Forces have said openly that they will enforce the separation between Parliament and Cabinet.
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