Lebanese women show their inked fingers after casting their votes at a polling station during the municipal elections in the southern port city of Jezzine, Lebanon, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Much work lies ahead for the upcoming parliamentary elections to gain credibility, D.C.-based non-profit the National Democratic Institute concluded at the end of its four-day trip Thursday.Among the most prevalent issues, Rowsell noted is the widely known practice of buying votes.In terms of voter education, Rowsell said that the Interior Ministry would be rolling out an awareness campaign within the coming weeks to inform voters of their responsibilities.For the campaign to be effective, voters would have to be aware of how changes in the electoral law will affect how their votes will be counted, among other basic rules and procedures of casting a ballot, the NDI delegation said.
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