People protest against the new rent law in Beirut, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Lawmakers who filed appeals against the controversial new rent law said Monday that it would not go into effect before its revision by Parliament, adding that revisions should cover the entire law and not just articles rejected by the Constitutional Council.Lebanon's Constitutional Council rejected several articles in the controversial law Wednesday, kicking the bill back to Parliament.Lawyer Adib Zakhour, head of the lawyer committee challenging the law, said that not every article was discussed or voted on in Parliament.After being approved by Parliament this spring, the law was published in the Official Gazette a day early, which led to the Constitutional Court rejecting it.
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