Lebanese President Floats Reform To Stop Massive Protests

Lebanese President Floats Reform To Stop Massive Protests

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Lebanon’s coalition government has reportedly agreed to a package of economic reforms as it attempts to quell the biggest protests in years.

The agreement is said to include plans to privatize key utilities, reduce politicians’ salaries and measures to address Lebanon’s budget deficit.

The reform package is expected to be approved at a cabinet meeting on monday.

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets on sunday for a fourth day of anti-government protests against a plan to tax calls on WhatsApp and other messaging services.

The government quickly dropped the tax, but the protests have morphed into wider demands for reform.

The spontaneous protests, which have hit major cities including the capital Beirut, have seen marchers chant for “revolution”.

Lebanese president floats reform to stop massive protests.

 

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