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MPs reject a draft law on stopping the controversial Bisri Dam project

Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

 Lawmakers Wednesday rejected a raft of draft laws and reforms as hundreds of protesters gathered across the country to condemn the deteriorating living conditions Lebanon is suffering from.

The legislative session was brought to an abrupt end after quorum was lost. Speaker Nabih Berri announced that there would be no afternoon session Wednesday, or any Thursday sessions as had been planned.

Early on in the morning session MPs rejected a draft law to stop the controversial Bisri Dam project – a move that independent MP Paula Yacoubian described as “very unfortunate” on her Twitter account.

Acting Bodies: 
Lebanese Parliament
Type: 
Laws
Categories: 
Environmental
Impact: 
National
Status: 
Rejected
Civil Society Response: 
Contested