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Almost 24 hours after the cabinet was formed Progressive socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt claimed that the new majority has proven that it can govern the country .

“We proved to March 14 forces that we can govern the country, and they have to admit it,” Jumblatt told al-Jazeera news channel on Monday night.

Jumblatt’s share of 3 ministers was included in the so called centrist bloc which included president Michel Suleiman and PM Nagib Mikati , but according to observers Hezbollah considers Jumblatt its ally too and thus it controls his share too . Including Jumblatt in the share of Mikati and Suleiman was reportedly a ploy intended to cover up Hezbollah’s control of the government .

It took the new majority almost five months to form the cabinet . The newly formed cabinet is in the process of preparing its ministerial statement in order to get the vote of confidence of the parliament

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