Lebanon News

Dima Jamali claims victory in Tripoli by-election

Jamali, second from left, returns to Parliament after being unseated through an appeal before the Constitutional Council.

This article was amended on Monday, April 15 2019

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil has called for reducing the budget deficit by 2.5 percent each year for the next five years, when in fact he had said the deficit-to-GDP ratio could be cut by 2.5 percent in 2019. It also said the budget deficit for 2018 was $7.6 billion. While final figures have not yet been released, the 2018 deficit is estimated to reach just $6.7 billion. The Daily Star regrets the errors.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 15, 2019, on page 1.




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