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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Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan insisted on naming one of the three ministers allocated to the Druze sect, adding that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri did not negotiate with him on Druze representation.Arslan said he no longer demands to be named a minister as long as he gets to name one.Joumblatt has long insisted on naming all three ministers set aside for the Druze sect in a 30-member Cabinet, seemingly with the intent of excluding Arslan, his Druze rival and an ally of the Free Patriotic Movement.
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