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Days before the deadline for submitting candidacies for spring's parliamentary elections, women's names have joined the roster, but challenges remain in the run-up to polling day.The deadline for declaring candidacy is March 6 .The parliamentary elections set for May 6 will be Lebanon's first in nine years.Candidates are required to join a list in accordance with the new electoral law passed in June last year.Only four out of the 128 seats in Parliament are currently held by women and only 1 of the 30-member Cabinet is female.The poll, completed in January, surveyed 2,400 Lebanese citizens, aged 21 years and older (54 percent male, 46 percent female).
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