Lebanese President Michel Aoun signed Monday morning both the salary scale and tax hike laws, putting to rest long-running speculation that he might not approve the legislation.
In a statement released Monday, the office of the presidency announced that Aoun had signed both laws and issued them based on constitutional rules.
Parliament endorsed the laws last month during a two-day legislative session.
Aoun’s timely signature was a vital requirement for the publication of the two laws in the Official Gazette, and their subsequent implementation.
They had already been inked by both Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Source: The Daily Star