Prime Minister Tammam Salam, right, receives former Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam called for an extraordinary Cabinet session for Saturday in an attempt to finally resolve the ongoing garbage crisis amid a lack of clear political consensus and scheduled demonstrations. After a marathon, three-day series of meetings, the ministerial trash committee tasked with resolving the crisis announced Friday that it had reached an ultimate solution. Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb said that the landfill would only be receiving old garbage.Last week, Salam warned political powers that he would freeze the Cabinet's work or resign his chair if the government failed to reach an adequate solution.Aley MP Talal Arsalan has repeatedly voiced his opposition to establishing a landfill in Costa Brava in Khaldeh, which falls within the Choueifat municipality. He announced, earlier in the day, that he would not tolerate the establishment of landfills anywhere in his district. Education Minister Elias Bou Saab wondered why proposals that were brought up at the beginning of the trash crisis now have "all ears," suggesting that some government officials were more open to solutions than others.
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