A nun casts a ballot at a polling station in Beirut, Sunday, May 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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The EU Election Observation Mission emphasized the need for further measures to support women's inclusion in Lebanese politics and greater supervision of the media and campaign finances, in its preliminary statement released Tuesday.Both Valenciano and Abou Farhat said the 86 registered female candidates for this campaign showed women's desire to join political life.The EU statement also drew attention to the lack of oversight of media coverage and campaign spending.Ayman Mhanna, director of the SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, said this was partly due to the "very vague" wording of the electoral law, coupled with difficulties with enforcement.
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