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Lebanon PM reverses daylight saving time decision after 48 hours of anarchy

The decision to postpone the switch to daylight saving time sparked a wide debate in Lebanon, in some cases taking on a sectarian nature.
Lebanese forces try to prevent protestors from vandalising 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’s government announced the reinstatement of daylight saving time Monday, reversing an earlier decision to postpone the move by a month that had caused uproar and confusion across the country.

Following a cabinet meeting, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced that the clock will be set to daylight saving time Wednesday at midnight. 

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