Prime Minister Saad Hariri listens to ministers Ali Hasan Khalil, left, and Marwan Hamadeh, right, during a Cabinet session in Beirut, Monday, March 6, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh said Friday that Lebanon could have done without the current controversy over a decree promoting Army officers, saying that the issue had reopened old wounds.The decree has whipped up discord between Aoun, who pushed for the decree, and Speaker Nabih Berri, who opposed it.Aoun has maintained that the decree is legitimate and does not require Khalil's signature to be implemented, while Berri argues that the decree should have been inked by the finance minister.
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