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Lebanon's new govt wins confidence vote in Parliament

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri heads a parliamentary session, to discuss the new cabinet's policy program and hold a vote of confidence at UNESCO palace in Beirut, Lebanon September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT: Lebanon's new government easily won a vote of confidence in Parliament Monday, giving a boost to ministers to get down to work to tackle a series of urgent problems facing the crises-hit country.

Announcing the result of the vote, Speaker Nabih Berri said 85 MPs voted for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Mikati while 15 voted against after a seven-hour debate. The remaining 17 lawmakers were not present during the vote.

 

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