Gemayel renews calls for salvation government.
BEIRUT: Former President Amin Gemayel, leader of the Kataeb (Phalange) Party, has renewed his call for the formation of "a salvation government" to implement decisions taken at last month's National Dialogue session at Baabda Palace. Gemayel spoke at a news conference Saturday in Zahle where he had met with the Bekaa city's MPs, Catholic Bishop Issam Darwish and other bishops. He also attended a dinner held by the Kataeb branch in Zahle. He criticized Hezbollah for retaining its arms, saying the party's arsenal kept Lebanon "an open arena to all the region's problems." "We cannot continue watching the state in an undeclared state of disintegration in terms of the role of its legitimate institutions, the inability of its government to govern and indecision by its military and security agencies," Gemayel said. "It is imperative to form a government that shoulders historic responsibility in these circumstances," he added.
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