FILE- High-voltage electricity transmission lines are seen in Mansourieh. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Future MP Mohammad Qabbani on Monday called for the privatization of Lebanon's electricity sector, saying that the country cannot afford to invest in energy production.Qabbani, who also heads the Parliamentary Energy Committee, said in a news conference that Lebanon must move towards the private sector to increase electricity generation.The MP hailed Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea, who said on Sunday, that the LF's three ministers and eight lawmakers would not vote for the 2017 budget, currently debated by the Cabinet, unless the government decided to privatize electricity production in a bid to reduce the endemic deficit in the state-run Electricite du Liban company's budget and ensure power supply around the clock.
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