The Christian MPs boycotted on Tuesday the second day of a parliamentary session to protest the parliament’s approval of permanently employing Electricite du Liban’s contract workers, local newspapers said. Change and Reform bloc, Phalange party and Lebanese Forces lawmakers took the decision to boycott the morning session. LBC TV reported that Ashrafieh bloc MPs also decided to boycott the session.

Phalange Party MP Sami Gemayel told LBC that “all the main Christian blocs opposed the decision and demanded the introduction of some amendments to the draft law… Is it normal to ignore their point of view?” “The Christians are capable of uniting their stances when the issue is linked to their dignity,” he stated. [Link]