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What makes it more difficult is there are no signs the dispute between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces will be resolved soon, to the point of threatening a collapse of the Maarab agreement – the landmark deal that put an end to strife between the two Christian parties and facilitated the election of Michel Aoun as president in 2016 .It is seeking to be equally represented in the government with the FPM in conformity with the Maarab agreement, which according to the LF, stipulated equal representation between the two parties regardless of their parliamentary representation.a source close to the FPM asked.One of the main points of disputes between the LF and the FPM is the president's share for ministerial seats and the position of deputy prime minister, which is currently held by caretaker Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani from the LF. Aoun and Bassil want to appoint a deputy prime minister loyal to the FPM, and Aoun even announced it was his right to do so Tuesday.The LF considers the ministers to be appointed by Aoun to be part of the FPM's share in the Cabinet.According to the FPM, the country's "top Christian position" should be safeguarded and strengthened instead of being attacked, especially by a Christian party.
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