Aoun receives Hariri in Baabda, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Progress was made in the Cabinet deadlock Monday although political sources said that more work was needed on the first, detailed formula presented by Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to President Michel Aoun. After meeting with Free Patriotic Movement head Gebran Bassil earlier in the day, the premier-designate headed to the presidential palace to propose a new Cabinet formula to Aoun after a long-awaited meeting between the two.Aoun has long called for a set criteria to be used across the board in determining how many ministers each party gets. But Hariri said the new formula is "very different" than the previous proposals. "We did not discuss the names today [of who would head the ministerial portfolios]," Hariri said.Asked what he would do if this proposal was rejected by Aoun, Hariri said he is "always optimistic" when he visits the president. However, Hariri said that names of who would be named ministers still needed to be determined with the political parties and the president.
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