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Lebanon could gradually go dark as cash for electricity runs out, says lawmaker

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Lebanon could go dark as cash for electricity generation runs out this month, a government statement said on Thursday.

“We should not forget that starting May 15, gradual darkness will start,” Nazih Negm, a member of parliament, was quoted as saying after a meeting with the finance and energy ministers.

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Lebanon’s parliament had approved a $200 million emergency loan to be allocated for fuel imports for power generation in March, but the money has so far not received final approval.

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