Lebanon cabinet meets under pressure from trash demos| glObserver Global Economics


Lebanon’s cabinet met Tuesday to discuss the country’s waste crisis next weekend protests that began in response to the problem of uncollected trash evolved into calls for the government’s resignation.

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The session, headed by Prime Minister Tammam Salam, is intended to discuss awarding new contracts for rubbish collection across the country, inclunding in the capital and its surroundings.

But ahead of the conference, ministers expressed doubts about the costs of the new contracts, and it was unclear whether the cabinet, which has been deadlocked by political disputes for months, would be able to take any decisions.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Saturday and Sunday for demonstrations organized by the "You stink" campaign.

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