Cabinet: Asmar should resign or be dismissed
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The Cabinet session, chaired on Sunday evening by Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the Grand Serail, ended at 2:30 am. The Minister of Information Jamal Jarrah then said:
"The Cabinet unanimously expressed its condemnations of what was said by the Head of the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers, Bechara Asmar, which should lead to his resignation or dismissal.
"On the budget, a detailed discussion took place on article proposals. An article was added to the budget. As for the other articles, either committees were formed for more study, or we will await legal texts to see if they will be included in the budget. A number of ministers will announce tomorrow [Monday] their final answers. Today, figures were also presented by the Minister of Finance on what we were able to reduce or increase. Thus, the figures we have on the budget and deficit are almost final."