President Michel Aoun meets with Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the Baabda Palace, Monday, March 20, 2017. (The Daily Star/Dalati&Nohra, HO)
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There's no need for protests over proposed taxes, as the government is looking for revenue to fund a wage hike for public employees, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Monday.Hariri said he and President Aoun were keen on combatting corruption and the squandering of public funds.Turning to the ongoing debate on the country's new electoral law, Hariri described talks on the vote law to govern the upcoming parliamentary elections as "positive".In addition to being premier, Hariri also heads the Future Movement.Rivals have struggled to agree on a new electoral law, where the debate is primarily between a new proportional electoral law and a hybrid law that combines it with the existing 1960 majority law.
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