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Hundreds of protesters took to the bustling streets of Beirut on Thursday evening chanting "We will kick you out" in opposition to a second extension of Parliament's term.As the expiry date of Parliament's term draws near, an active civil society campaign against the proposed extension has been gaining ground.Signs and slogans accused the Parliament of corruption and failure, demanding that the MPs step down immediately at the end of their term.If Parliament extends its term, it will be the second time in two years, after elections were postponed for 17 months in May 2013 .Prospects that elections will be held on time appear to be bleak, however, especially since Parliament has failed to muster a quorum over ten consecutive times in order to elect a president.Parliament has only convened a handful of times in the past year, with several Christian and March 14 lawmakers boycotting legislative sessions in protest of the presidential vacuum, while Hezbollah and March 8 MPs are boycotting the electoral sessions.Abdallah believes these are invalid excuses used to deceive people into thinking an extension is necessary, and the protesters all echoed his sentiments.
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