Minister Gebran Bassil speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Saturday refused to compromise on a draft law that would grant citizenship to the descendants of Lebanese expatriates by expanding it to include the foreign spouses and children of Lebanese women.A group called My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Children organized a protest Wednesday decrying the addition of the expatriate citizenship draft law to Parliament's agenda, calling the decision unfair.Under current law, expatriates can only receive citizenship from their father.
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