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Moussa calls for televised presidential debate

BEIRUT: Presidential candidate Nadine Moussa called Friday for a televised debate among all the contenders for the nation’s top Christian post. 

The debate would allow the Lebanese public to better understand the policies of each of the candidates which, she says, have not been made explicitly clear. 

“The Lebanese public really has no idea where any of them [the candidates] stand on the great questions facing our country,” she said. 

A public debate would “strengthen the foundation of Lebanese democracy,” by informing the public and the parliamentary electors about the candidate’s respective agendas. 

Moussa, an ardent critic of the confessional system, says that organizing such a dialogue would be relatively easy. “The important thing is to find the will to hold the debate,” she told The Daily Star.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 03, 2014, on page 2.

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