Hariri heads a Cabinet meeting at the Grand Serail, Oct. 26, 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri is heading a Cabinet session Thursday where talks are expected to be heated as officials remain divided over vote law mechanisms and the 2018 state budget draft law.A ministerial committee tasked with the implementation of a new electoral law failed Wednesday to make any breakthrough, as in previous meetings, reflecting enduring differences among the rival factions over a voting mechanism to govern next year's parliamentary elections, the first since 2009 .
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