Lebanon’s youth cautiously optimistic as election approaches

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Al-Araby

Abdulrahman Kaskass’s shop is empty as he speaks. The watches, accessories and jewellery he imports for his customers have stayed put on his shelf for far longer than he would have liked. “People don’t buy watches when they are barely able to afford food,” the 30-year old shopkeeper tells The New Arab. His business, like the rest of Lebanon, has suffered deeply as the country has plunged deeper into crisis. The economic crisis has thrust over two-thirds of the population into poverty, produced dire shortages in medicine and deprived much of the population of basic services, such as electricity…

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