Smoke billows from one of the chimneys of Lebanon's Zouk Mosbeh power plant, north of the capital Beirut, on April 9, 2019. AFP / JOSEPH EID
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The Constitutional Council announced Monday that it had accepted an appeal of parts of the recent electricity plan legislation, striking a potentially crippling blow to its implementation.Therefore, the electricity plan included a special provision -- Law 129, Article 2, Paragraph B -- as a workaround for the tendering issue.Law 129, which extends Law 288 of 2014, empowers Cabinet to grant licenses for power plants in the absence of the National Electricity Regulatory Authority.The appeal could hamstring the electricity plan.
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