Lebanon News

Arslan to boycott Druze religious council elections

Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan leaves the Parliament building in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, March 5, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan said Friday he was planning to boycott the Druze Council elections, scheduled for Sept. 9. Arslan said his decision came after negotiations with all concerned parties had failed to yield a consensus as to who would be heading the body. The head of the council is the highest Druze religious authority in Lebanon. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 01, 2012, on page 3.




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