Activists launch a campaign against the extension of the Parliament mandate in Beirut, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Civil Movement for Accountability Thursday launched a campaign calling for parliamentary elections, claiming that a new electoral law based on proportional representation should be adopted.The campaign calls for a new electoral law to be set before the middle of August 2014, arguing that the current law does not allow for accountability and will ensure that the same political figures be elected again and again.Parliamentary polls are set to start in November, but a two-month presidential void and stalemate in the presidential election has stirred doubts over whether parliamentary elections will be held on time.Lebanon's Parliament extended its mandate by a period of 17 months in May of last year, when elections were set for June 2013 .
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