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Lebanon's Government Approves Electricity Plan

Lebanon's government on Monday approved the power plan proposed by the Energy Ministry to deal with the chronic electricity problem and ensure a 24-hour supply while reducing state subsidies that contributed to the country's heavy public debt. Speaking following the session that was held at the Baabda Palace, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that the plan was endorsed in a "positive" atmosphere, hailing it as an "achievement" for Lebanon and all political parties.