MP Walid Jumblatt arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt will not challenge a controversial new rent bill that President Michel Sleiman refused to sign, a statement from the owners of old rent law buildings said.Although Sleiman refused to sign the bill last week, arguing that it was unfair, he did not return it to Parliament for reconsideration, a necessary step to prevent the law from going to effect.Saghiyeh said that even if Sleiman had returned the draft bill to Parliament, he might not be been able to prevent it a second time, as his term is nearly over. The president has signed all of the laws except the controversial draft rent bill.
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