Supporters of the Lebanese Communist Party attend a protest as they mark Labor Day in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Salim said the party could attract new young members through its participation in the protests, but noted that the "battle of reform within the party" must continue to prevent new members from withdrawing.Many LCP members blame party leader Khaled Hadadeh and other members of the leadership for the party's decline, and accuse them of postponing the LCP's 11th National Congress to remain in power.The LCP's politburo has decided to postpone it again, saying that the group was too busy with the anti-government protests.While acknowledging that there are differences within the LCP, Hadadeh said that the communists would unite over socio-economic and political demands.The LCP leader claimed the protests would help set the party's house in order, and said the upcoming conference would see young members who have played a leading role in the popular movement elected to top posts.Hadadeh denied that any LCP members have accused the leadership of using the protests to postpone the congress.
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