A man casts his vote during the municipal by-elections in the southern village of Bisarieh, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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An election watchdog said Wednesday that 10 candidates had won uncontested in the upcoming parliamentary elections, after the deadline for presenting candidacies expired Tuesday night.The statement, which comprised a breakdown review of the process of preparing for elections, said the Interior Ministry respected the legal deadline by issuing a decree calling on the electorate to cast their vote in the upcoming poll 90 days ahead of actual voting.However, the statement added, the decree failed to provide for the voting of Lebanese expatriates, except in two countries, namely Kuwait and Australia. In other words, it should have been launched on August 8, 2014, a delay that was not respected," the statement added.It pointed out that polling stations should be determined and their locations announced publicly at least 30 days ahead of elections.
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