Lawmakers attend a Parliament session to discuss public sector wage hike bill on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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This year's presidential election has proven without a shadow of doubt that Lebanon isn't fit for the democracy that its politicians talk about so much.To demand "consensus" on a regular basis, supposedly to avoid the danger posed by a free, democratic and competitive election, is merely a sign of dysfunction.When it comes to the functioning of a sound democracy, it's just as important – if not more so – to be able to disagree on a regular basis, without the entire system crashing to the ground.
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