Hariri Voices Support for Reforms, Says Govt Must End Electricity and Waste 'Farce'

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday said that ongoing disagreements over suggested reforms of the new electoral law are consuming time, expressing support to any reform that promotes transparency and integrity in the upcoming legislative elections.

However, he stressed during a Cabinet meeting at the Grand Serail that differences will not hinder staging the elections in May.

He stressed that polls' postponement, extension or disruption “has no place in my dictionary, personally, or in the government's dictionary.”

On the issue of electricity, Hariri said that strikes have become a means to increase the hours of rationing.

"The rights of employees and workers should be discussed where they should, away from the street without becoming a tool to punish the Lebanese," he said.

Turning to the issue of waste, the PM emphasized: "We are called for bold decisions and a permanent and comprehensive waste plan to end this farce. We must have a temporary plan dealing with the waste in the capital and suburbs within the conditions required."

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Thumb justin 11 January 2018, 16:15

Turning to the issue of waste, the PM emphasized: "We are called for bold decisions and a permanent and comprehensive waste plan to end this farce.

Yet

4 minutes ago The Cabinet has decided to expand the Costa Brava garbage landfill and to add Chouf and Aley to the areas benefiting from it.

Thumb ex-fpm 11 January 2018, 19:05

He talks the talk but does not walk the walk

Thumb chrisrushlau 11 January 2018, 16:20

Asked why he supports the Christian elite against the Muslim majority, he said, "That's the way empire works, bud."

Thumb eagledawn 11 January 2018, 16:26

"Laugh out loud!" Aka, LOL.

Thumb whyaskwhy 11 January 2018, 18:47

They will continue to run the country as their private business. The PM is saying the right and obvious thing but they are spent on closed ears.

Thumb s.o.s 11 January 2018, 18:58

You're the farce Mr Hariri.and you're a waste of everything. Maybe it's time for the Hariris to return to Deraa, the city all Hariris originate from. Houthians should return to Yemen.