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Lebanese PM won’t obstruct budget drafted by previous cabinet

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Monday his government would not obstruct the 2020 budget that was prepared by the government of Saad al-Hariri, who quit in October.

Diab was speaking at the start of a parliamentary debate on the 2020 budget. Diab’s government was formed last week with backing from the powerful Hezbollah group and its political allies, but has yet to win a vote of confidence in parliament.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Kevin Liffey)