The elections saw the FPM enter Parliament in Chouf-Aley for the first time after taking on the PSP in its heartland. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Tension between the Progressive Socialist Party and the Free Patriotic Movement boiled this week when the FPM appeared to retaliate against the PSP for having changed the position of an FPM-affiliated employee.Last week, caretaker Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh removed Hilda al-Khoury from her position as head of the ministry's official exams department. The FPM interpreted this move as a targeted jab, which would be latest incident in a relationship between the parties that his been strained since the lead-up to and in the aftermath of the May 6 parliamentary elections.The FPM has taken these apparent escalatory measures despite the fact that in comments over the weekend to the PSP's media outlet Al-Anbaa online, Hamadeh dismissed the controversy.
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