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Lebanon gathers to protest no-confidence vote

People stage a demonstration against the new government of Hassan Diab’ at in Beirut, Lebanon on 28 January 2020 [Mahmut Geldi/Anadolu Agency]
People stage a demonstration against the new government of Hassan Diab’ at in Beirut, Lebanon on 28 January 2020 [Mahmut Geldi/Anadolu Agency]

Hundreds of demonstrators protested Saturday in front of the Parliament building here against the Hassan Diab government and a vote of confidence to prevent a new government, Anadolu Agency reports.

The vote is expected Tuesday.

Another group gathered in front of the Association of Banks in Lebanon and protested its policy limiting foreign money transfer and withdrawing foreign currency. The policy was implemented 17 October 2019 when demonstrations began in the country.

Lebanon suffers from high unemployment, slow growth and one of the highest debt ratios in the world, with the debt burden reaching $86.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, according to its Finance Ministry.

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