President Michel Aoun meets with a delegation from the Socio-economic Council, Jan. 5, 2018. (The Daily Star / Dalati Nohra HO)
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Lebanon's Constitution and laws are the only reference points for the country's state institutions, President Michel Aoun said Friday, as the dispute over a decree prompting a number of Lebanese Army officers continued.The president's comments come amid discussions over a contentious decree that seeks to promote a number of Lebanese Army officers who served under Aoun in the late 1980s, when he was an Army commander.The decree has whipped up discord between Aoun, who pushed for the decree, and Speaker Nabih Berri, who opposed it.
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