Prime Minister Najib Mikati has reversed a decision made by his office to delay the start of daylight saving time in Lebanon by a month.
Lebanon cabinet reverses daylight savings time decision
Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister says the cabinet had voted to move clocks one hour ahead, reversing his decision to postpone the move to daylight savings time by a month that had sparked uproar across the country.
Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday the decision to move clocks one hour ahead on Wednesday night had been taken after a “calm discussion” and that the state needed 48 hours to re-adjust their operations.
Mikati angered many Lebanese when he decided last Thursday not to start daylight savings time over the last weekend of March but instead to roll clocks forward an hour on April 20.
That decision came after a meeting with parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in which Berri asked him to postpone the time switch, according to footage of the meeting seen by Reuters.