File - The parliamentary joint committee convenes at the Parliament in Beirut, Friday, March 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament Website, HO)
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In this region in general, and in Lebanon in particular, timetables – whether for the election of a president or Parliament, a trip, a salsa festival, plowing the land and, if they could manage it, even giving birth– are governed by events taking place in other countries.Having a fixed date for anything in Lebanon is mere fantasy, and the Lebanese treat these events like musical chairs, jumping from one to the other but always completely out of tune with the melody, as if the calendar or watch have yet to be invented
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