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Lebanon: summer time divides a divided country


REPORT - An unexpected postponement of the time change due to Ramadan sows discord. Denounced by Christians, it fuels confessional conflicts.

Correspondent in Beirut (Lebanon).

What time is it?

This simple question leads to Kafkaesque situations in Lebanon and exacerbates confessional reflexes: on March 23, during an informal meeting, the video of which circulated on social networks, the President of Parliament, Nabih Berri, and the interim President of the Council Najib Mikati agree to postpone the transition to summer time by one month, that is to say at the end of Ramadan.

This means that the breaking of the fast will remain around 6 p.m. instead of being delayed by 1 hour.

Berri and Mikati are respectively Shia and Sunni in the denominational logic of power sharing.

In all institutions punctuated by computerized schedules on a global scale - like banks or airlines - it is amazement.

Several of them justify their refusal to comply with technical reasons, while the two public mobile telephone operators send messages to users…

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Source: lefigaro

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