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Christian party refuses offer to be involved in Lebanese government

by Antony Bushfield

The Phalangist party declined an invitation to be involved in the 30-minister government and is the only main political group that will not be involved in running the country.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he had offered Phalangist a minister of state post but the party rejected.

Officials at the party were said to be unhappy at the nature of the offer which they viewed to be a junior role in the government.

Sources suggest they were only offered one post while other parties were given several.

Despite the Christian party not being involved the PM called it a "government of entente".

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