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As Lebanon crumbles, leaders prioritize daylight saving time delay

The Lebanese, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, mocked the government decision to delay the switch to daylight saving time.
Lebanese protestors burn tyres outside a private bank during a demonstration by members of the banks depositors committee against monetary policies, on March 24, 2023. - Lebanon's economic meltdown, described by the World Bank as one of the worst in recent global history, has plunged most of the population into poverty according to the United Nations. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP) (Photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images)

BEIRUT — Lebanon will not switch to daylight saving time this weekend, the government announced on Thursday, instead postponing the change until April 21, in a last-minute decision that is bound to cause confusion and chaos in the crisis-hit country

Lebanon usually adopts daylight saving time from the end of March till the end of October.

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