2019–20 Lebanese protests

The Lebanese government votes 49–13, with eight abstentions and the rest boycotting, to pass the government budget in the midst of escalating protests. The budget projects a deficit of six percent, with no new taxes and most of the cuts going to the state utility company Électricité du Liban. Economists criticize the bill for failing to address the issues that caused the protests.

Lebanon passes budget critics call 'useless piece of paper'

Sources:  Al Jazeera