Baroud argued that the committee should have been formed at least 10 days before the decree calling on the public to cast their votes and on hopefuls to submit their candidatures was issued. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The belated Cabinet move to set up a committee to oversee parliamentary elections jeopardizes the legitimacy of the polls, former Interior Minister Ziad Baroud said Friday as he challenged the decision, made at a Cabinet session Thursday.Baroud argued that the committee should have been formed at least 10 days before the decree calling on the public to cast their votes and on hopefuls to submit their candidatures was issued.The body is tasked with monitoring spending on electoral campaigns and issuing permissions for media outlets used by candidates for public campaigning.
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