FILE - LF chief Samir Geagea in a televised speech from Maarab, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub)
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BEIRUT: Relations with Free Patriotic Movement remain strong, Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea said Thursday.Local daily Al Joumhouria said Tuesday that the plan aims to generate 1,500 MW of electricity through private-public partnerships.On Sunday, Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea had announced that his ministers and MPs would not vote for the 2017 budget unless the government decided to privatize the sector.Geagea Thursday also renewed calls for privatizing electricity production.Geagea hailed the Beqaa Valley town of Zahle, which has electricity round-the-clock from through the privately held Electricite de Zahle.Future MP Mohammad Qabbani also called Monday for the privatization of Lebanon's electricity sector, saying that the country could no longer afford to invest heavily in energy production.
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