Education Minister Elias Abu Saab, second, right, joins teachers and public sector employees who protested in downtown Beirut against Parliament's delay in approving their pay hike on April 2, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanon's Cabinet made a number of long-needed appointments to top civil service positions this week, although its primary responsibility is to ensure a more stable security environment and orchestrate smooth presidential and parliamentary elections, both scheduled for this year.MPs endorsed long-needed legislation to rectify the status of contract workers in the electricity sector and are grappling with how to fund another legitimate demand: a wage hike for teachers and some public sector workers.
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