Walid joumblat

Spat Erupts Between Jumblat and Energy Minister

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat on Tuesday called for suspending both the energy minister and his "master", in a hint at caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, over the failure to solve the longstanding electricity crisis in Lebanon. "After weeks of protests in Iraq, the energy minister was dismissed for squandering $40 billion. The World Bank has advised Lebanon to end the rental of Ottoman power-generating barges and build plants instead," Jumblat wrote on Twitter.

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