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Berri stands united 'in Cabinet' with electricity contract workersPrime Minister Tammam Salam touched upon the electricity issue during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, highlighting the negative impact of the protests of electricity contract workers on the electric utility. Ministerial sources said Transportation Minister Ghazi Zeaiter, member of Speaker Nabih Berri's parliamentary bloc, expressed his solidarity with the contract workers during the Cabinet meeting. Prime Minister Tammam Salam said contacts were ongoing to pave the way for a speedy action toward the $3billion Saudi grant, whereas the most recent $1 billion Saudi grant was already being used.Jumblatt promotes ObeidAl-Akhbar has learned that MP Walid Jumblatt has recommended the election of former Minister Jean Obeid as Lebanon's next president.
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