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Lebanon's New Government Steels Itself for Painful Reforms

Feb 12, 2020 | 23:05 GMT

In Lebanon, there's no rest for the weary. After finally winning a confidence vote on Feb. 11 to formally take office, Lebanon's new government must immediately turn its attention to a very pressing task: implementing cost-cutting measures to unlock external support funds that will be critical if the country is to exit its worst economic crisis in 15 years. Hassan Diab's government overcame popular anger to win a vote of confidence in parliament. Now, it'll face greater fury in trying to solve Lebanon's economic woes....

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