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governmentFebruary 7, 2023

Cabinet convenes as Lebanon enters fourth month without president

The caretaker cabinet convened Monday for the third time as Lebanon entered a fourth month of presidential vacuum.

The session, boycotted by the Free Patriotic Movement ministers, will discuss aid to the education and health sectors, dubbed as 'urgent' by caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

At the beginning of the session, Mikati urged all ministers to attend the sessions, adding that Lebanon is facing many 'problems and complications' that require solutions.

'We have entered the fourth month without a president, and it has become necessary to the cabinet to convene regularly,' Mikati said, calling the meetings a 'national duty.'

Public school teachers have been on strike, demanding an adjustment of their LBP salaries as the Lebanese pound has lost more than 95% of its value.

During today's session, the education minister will deliver proposals regarding the educational file and the public sector teachers strike.