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State spending and the 2017 salary law

Richard SALAME-On June 19, 2023, 29 MPs issued a statement opposing the parliamentary session called by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to vote on appropriations to fund public sector conditional salary bonuses.The MPs, largely drawn from the Kataeb and Lebanese Forces blocs, were joined by Waddah Sadek, Michel Douaihy, and Marc Daou from the Forces of Change bloc. Besides complaints about the constitutionality of the session, they cited 2017’s public sector salary scale increase, which they called “ill-considered,” and said, “accelerated [Lebanon’s] collapse.”
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