Protesters gather under the banner ‘No confidence in this government’ in Riad al-Solh Square, Feb. 12, 2019. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Dozens of protesters gathered in Beirut's Riad Solh Square Tuesday under the banner of "no confidence in this government," hours after the new Cabinet's policy statement was presented to Parliament.Protesters cited the failure of the previous government to make progress on issues such as reforming the electricity sector and providing suitable plans for solid waste management as a cause for participating in the protest, expressing concern that the new Cabinet would not be much different.One woman at the protest pointed to the low voter turnout in the May parliamentary polls -- 49 percent -- as a sign that the electoral results were not a reflection of the progress that the Lebanese people were seeking.
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