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Though the support of the Future Movement and Hezbollah for Berri is certain, a unanimous agreement on Berri would require improved relations between the Free Patriotic Movement – set to form the largest parliamentary bloc with its allies – and the speaker's Amal Movement.Berri is expected to form alliances with opponents of the FPM in the Marada Movement, the Progressive Socialist Party and potentially even the Lebanese Forces, a move sure to weaken the FPM's negotiating power.According to sources, the Lebanese Forces has asked for five out of the around fifteen ministries of those earmarked for Christians.Sources involved in government formation said the LF had the right to four ministries, and that the LF would potentially agree to this number. The LF has already publicly voiced its ambition to secure the Energy Ministry, currently held by the FPM, while FPM's Bassil has dismissed this goal.FPM sources said that the FPM and President Aoun, who founded the party, would seek to take all the remaining Christian ministries.
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