Rival leaders meet for national dialogue at Speaker Nabih Berri's residence in Ain al-Tineh, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament Website, HO)
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Political rivals gathered for a second consecutive day Wednesday to discuss ways to solve the different political crises which have kept the country in deadlock for years.The officials said after the roughly three-hour meeting that talks focused on administrative decentralization and the establishment of a senate.Gemayel has long called for administrative decentralization to be adopted in Lebanon, especially following the eight-month trash crisis which highlighted the ineptitude of the government to manage even basic issues.It calls for the establishment of a senate in Lebanon.The state-run National News Agency said Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt was absent from the meeting and was represented by former minister Ghazi Aridi, while Change and Reform bloc head MP Michel Aoun was represented by Bassil.
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