Activists protest a possible extension of Parliaments mandate in Riad al Solh Square in downtown Beirut on Sept. 11, 2014. (The Daily StarHasan Shaaban)
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Lebanon's Constitutional Council began preliminary discussions Friday over the legality of Parliament's decision to extend its mandate by two years and seven months, as anti-extension protesters rallied outside the council building in Beirut.The FPM filed a similar appeal last year after Parliament voted to extend its term by 17 months, but the council failed to achieve quorum at that time.The Constitutional Council failed twice to convene last year to look into challenges of Parliament's first extension of its mandate for 17 months, due to the lack of quorum.
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