Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan arrives at the Parliament in Beirut, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Druze obstacle facing Cabinet formation seems to be all but resolved, with both MP Talal Arslan and Walid Joumblatt voicing their willingness to facilitate Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's efforts.On Tuesday, Arslan took to Twitter to say he would agree to allow a third Druze minister to be agreed upon between Speaker Nabih Berri and President Michel Aoun. Joumblatt, the leader of the Progressive Socialist Party, has long insisted on naming the three ministers set aside for the Druze sect in a 30-member Cabinet, seemingly with the intent of excluding his Druze rival, Arslan, an ally of the Free Patriotic Movement.
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