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Lebanon’s Cabinet wins confidence vote after power cut delay


Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s new Cabinet has won a vote of confidence from Parliament during a session that was delayed due to a power outage and a broken generator at the venue. It took some 40 minutes before electricity came back on. Monday’s episode underscored the crisis roiling the country amid Lebanon’s economic meltdown. Lawmakers debated the new government’s policy statement before a vote of confidence was held in the evening. The government won support from the majority of lawmakers. A new government headed by billionaire businessman Najib Mikati was finally formed last week after a 13-month delay and power struggle among Lebanese leaders.

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