Independence Movement leader Michel Mouawad attends a ceremony in Beirut, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Mouawad added that decentralization was much needed in the reform, in order for municipalities to deal with local issues independently, amid what he said was the central government's failure in addressing even the most basic issues.In regards to the alliance forged between his party and the Marada Movement -- led by MP Sleiman Frangieh -- in the Zghorta polls, Mouawad said the agreement would not eliminate anybody.Mouawad said his alliance with Frangieh's Marada won 25 out of 31 municipalities in the Zghorta district, and claimed the voter turnout there was the highest in the country.
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