File - Head of the economic committees Adnan Kassar, speaks during a conference in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Representatives of Lebanon's business community sounded a warning Friday about the danger posed by the country's political paralysis and its failure to elect a president – it's the kind of distress call that politicians are adept at ignoring.The warning was voiced by people who represent businesses and institutions that employ tens of thousands of people, whose socioeconomic situation is sinking fast. The threats to the economy – to the banking, industry, services and tourism sectors – reach across sectarian lines, and as Friday's warning didn't represent a specific sectarian group, it probably won't register on the radar of many officials.
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