A photo showing a LADE monitor at a polling station. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Interior Ministry is working to fix issues raised following Sunday's municipal elections in Beirut and east Lebanon, a ministry source told The Daily Star, after monitoring groups reported violations.As well as overseeing the process, the Internal Security Forces run an operations room to coordinate the process and [also] record instances of electoral violations reported. Election monitoring group the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections said they had recorded 647 violations of voting rules and incidents of voter harassment, more than doubling the number of violations recorded in previous municipal elections in 2010 . A report on the violations recorded Sunday have now been passed to the Interior Ministry who is tasked with overseeing the electoral process and coordinating the security and democratic process.
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