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Lebanon's Geagea says Hezbollah demands strike core of French efforts

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Lebanese Christian opposition politician Samir Geagea said on Friday demands by the Shia groups Hezbollah and Amal to name the finance minister in a new government had struck at the core of a French initiative to lift Lebanon out of deep crisis.

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib said on Thursday he would give more time for talks on forming a new government after faltering efforts so far have raised doubts about prospects for the French initiative.