Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks during an Iftar held at BIEL in Beirut, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam has pledged to shoulder his responsibilities in the midst of a political stalemate in Lebanon.Khalil said earlier this month that he would not authorize extra-budgetary spending without a law passed by Parliament, raising fears that the salaries of public sector employees would not be paid at the end of July in the absence of the legislation.The Future bloc responded, saying that the payment of salaries was the responsibility of Khalil and did not require a parliamentary law but only government authorization in line with the General Accounting Law.
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