Taymour Jumblatt, the son of PSPS leader Walid Jumblatt, attends a ceremony in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, June 27, 2011. (Mahmoud Kheir/The Daily Star)
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Taymour Walid Jumblatt will run for the coming parliamentary elections instead of father, state media said Sunday.Taymour Jumblatt, the son of Progressive Socialist Party's leader MP Walid Jumblatt will "succeed his father in the Parliament, and later in political activity," the National News Agency said.The young politician said he will lead a candidate list that includes new faces as well as seasoned PSP politicians he described as "the veterans". Jumblatt stressed that regardless of the elections and any prospective electoral law, the PSP will not be side-lined.On Feb. 5, MP Walid Jumblatt proposed adopting the current majoritarian 1960 electoral law with modifications.Jumblatt exclaimed when asked whether PSP should limit its representation to the Druze community.
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