The collective toured Beirut in a bus, dubbed the “Citizens’ Bus,” to promote their platform to prospective voters
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Citizens within a State, a secular group vying for seats in the capital's upcoming municipal elections, announced Sunday it was running only four candidates for the Beirut polls.The group said that former Labor Minister Charbel Nahas, Ghada Yafi, Yasser Sarout and Georges Sfeir will run for the party in four seats out of 24 on Beirut's municipal council at the upcoming election in May.At 14, he was arrested for demonstrating against the Syrian presence in Lebanon.In 2010, he ran with the Free Patriotic Movement for a seat in Beirut's municipal council, but has since moved away from the party. The organization said in a statement that it shares the same goals as the Beirut Madinati (Beirut is My City) coalition, which announced its 24 candidates for Beirut's municipal elections Friday.Citizens within a State launched their platform on March 24, and are competing in a number of municipal elections across Lebanon districts. Municipal elections in the Bekaa Valley and Beirut are scheduled for May 8 .
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