FPM leader Michel Aoun speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Political parties from across the spectrum are still debating an almost-certain-to-pass extension of Parliament's mandate, with some blaming the Free Patriotic Movement of hijacking the extension for the sake of the presidential vote.Change and Reform bloc MP Abbas Hashem called on Lebanese Forces and Kataeb Party leaders to agree with Aoun over the means of managing the transitional phase that would follow the extension of Parliament.The country's major Christian parties, the Free Patriotic Movement, the Kataeb Party and the Lebanese Forces, have spoken out against the extension, but it is unlikely that their members will boycott the session.FPM MP Ibrahim Kanaan said Sunday that a bloc meeting was scheduled before the parliamentary session Wednesday, during which the bloc would agree on a final stand with regards to a parliamentary extension.
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