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Conflict Incident Report

LADE demands parties to end vote law debate, stage 'timely' elections

Date of incident: 
March 7, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections called on rival parties to stop discussing a new electoral law and to begin preparations for the upcoming polls.

Head of LADE Zeina Helou said during a small rally in Beirut's Sanayeh outside the Interior Ministry that parties should "end deliberations on the new electoral law and move straight to [conducting] timely elections."

She called on President Michel Aoun to immediately sign a decree inviting voters to prepare for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk signed the decree in February.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.