Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during a conference at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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As the Cabinet formation process has entered its fifth month of deadlock, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is more determined than ever to form a national entente Cabinet that represents all the main political parties, rejecting other proposals, political sources said Monday.This comes a few days after President Michel Aoun, apparently infuriated by the delay in the Cabinet formation, floated the proposal for a majoritarian government if Hariri was unable to form a national unity government.The proposal was seen as aimed at excluding the LF and the PSP from the new government, as their demands for significant Cabinet representation have largely been blamed for delaying its formation.FPM leader and caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has been accused by LF officials of seeking to monopolize Cabinet seats and preventing the party from obtaining Cabinet representation commensurate with the results of the May 6 elections, in which the LF nearly doubled its number of MPs, from eight to 15 .
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