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The Constitutional Council Thursday froze new tax hikes after the Kataeb Party official appealed the newly passed law the day before.After gathering the required 10 signatures of MPs, Kataeb chief MP Sami Gemayel submitted the appeal to the state institution Wednesday.The following MPs signed the appeal: Sami Gemayel, Nadim Gemayel, Samer Saadeh, Fadi Habr, Salim Karam, Elie Marouni, Fouad Saad, Dory Chamoun, Khaled Daher and Boutros Harb.The Constitutional Council determines whether a law violates the Constitution.The tax hikes were approved along with the salary scale when President Michel Aoun signed the initiatives into law last month, allowing them to be published in the Official Gazette.
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