Protesters take part in a march for a proportional representation law in Beirut organized by the We Want Accountability movement, Saturday, July 30, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Hundreds of protesters waving Lebanese flags marched across Beirut Saturday demanding that proportional representation be used as the voting system at upcoming parliamentary elections.The Future Movement, the Free Patriotic Movement, and the Amal Movement joined forces to fend off a challenge from the new Beirut Madinati, a secular civil society organization, and Citizens Within A State, another civil movement founded by former Labor Minister Charbel Nahas.Ibrahim Mneimneh, who headed the Beirut Madinati list, said at the time that had there been proportional representation his party would have taken 10 of the 24 council seats.Earlier last month, the Communist Party staged a rally facing the Grand Serail in Downtown Beirut where it also called for a proportional voting system.
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