|21 October, 2019

Lebanon government agrees reforms, debating last point related to power sector - presidency

government is expected to approve reforms including halving ministers' wages

Image used for illustrative purpose. Lebanese President Michel Aoun heads the first meeting of the new Saad al-Hariri's cabinet at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, February 2, 2019.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Lebanese President Michel Aoun heads the first meeting of the new Saad al-Hariri's cabinet at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, February 2, 2019.

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BEIRUT- Lebanon's cabinet is discussing the last point related to the power sector in a list of reforms after agreeing all the others, the president's office said on Monday.

The government convened to approve a reform package, including halving ministers' wages, in a bid to defuse the biggest protests against the country's ruling elite in decades.

Power sector reform is one of the biggest issues the government is tackling.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Hugh Lawson) ((Ellen.Francis@thomsonreuters.com;))

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