President Michel Aoun chairs a session of Cabinet at the Baabda Palace, Sept. 14, 2017. (The Daily Star/ Dalati Nohra HO)
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Ministers are set to meet at Baabda Palace Thursday for a second emergency Cabinet session this week in a bid to save the salary hike for public sector, days before the government has to pay employees.President Michel Aoun, who returned from an official visit to France Wednesday, will head the session at the Baabda Palace. However, some public administrations remain closed, such as vehicle registration centers and the port.Jreissati confirmed Berri's sentiments the day before, saying that ties were fine between Aoun and Berri.When asked why Berri was adamant not to amend Article 87 and pass the salary scale without the state budget, the minister said Berri did not want this constitutional change to open the door for more changes.
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