The Lebanese Kataeb party on Monday slammed the ruling authority's idleness as it hasn't bothered itself to convene in an ordinary or exceptional session to discuss the military and economic threats facing Lebanon, criticizing it for turning a blind eye to the interest of the country and its people.
The government on Tuesday referred to the Parliament three draft laws related to the salary scale, the taxes and the state budget. The first draft law put forth by the government suggests the suspension of the salary scale law, which grants a pay hike to public servants, until after the taxes are approved.
Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel on Friday hailed the Constitutional Council’s decision to annul the taxes law, saying that it has restored hope and faith in the country and enfolded a revolt against the current erroneous situation. In a press conference held in Saifi, Gemayel praised this day as historical for Lebanon as the Constitution's prestige has been restored thanks to the endeavors of the opposition forces, thanking the lawmakers who "dared" to sign the challenge along with the Kataeb deputies.