Disabled Lebanese protest proposed Social Affairs Ministry budget cuts near the presidential palace in Baabda Thursday March 1 2018 (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk Saturday apologized for the failure of a committee under his authority to facilitate voting for the elderly, the blind and the disabled in upcoming parliamentary elections, a statement from his office said.In successive elections, rights groups for people with disabilities have pushed the government to make polling stations more accessible.Earlier this month, dozens of people with disabilities protested inaccessible polling stations near Riad al-Solh in Beirut as Cabinet met in the hope of forcing the government to make sure they were able to vote in next month's parliamentary elections.Polling stations across Lebanon are ill-equipped to accommodate citizens with disabilities, with no braille ballot papers for blind voters or volunteers to assist voters with physical handicaps, according to a recent statement on the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union's website.
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