Aoun receives Hariri in Baabda, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Local media outlets said the Aoun-Hariri meeting did not yield any positive results with regard to the Cabinet formation, which has been stalled since last month by a last-minute hitch over a demand by six pro-Hezbollah Sunni MPs for representation in the new government.Among the "three practical ideas" Bassil presented to Speaker Nabih Berri Tuesday to break the Cabinet impasse, the source said one proposal called for a tradeoff between the Christian minister, part of Aoun's share, and the Sunni minister, part of Hariri's share, to allow for the representation of one of the Sunni six MPs from the Future Movement's share. The second proposal called for increasing the new Cabinet from 30 to 32 members with the aim of representing one of the six MPs not affiliated with the Future Movement, the source said.Another political source said Bassil's third proposal calls for representing the six MPs from Aoun's share.After meeting Berri, Bassil, the FPM leader, is expected to meet with Hariri and the six MPs to discuss with them his new proposals to break the impasse.
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