In this file photo, lawmakers convene in Lebanon's Parliament (The Daily Star)
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Over the years, the Constitution has been disrespected, twisted or trashed when convenient to the government and legislators, and usually to the detriment of the country, its political stability, economy and future, whether this lack of respect impacted political deadlines or the elections of local boards or presidents.When the government and Parliament were cornered this year, they had to come up with a law. Doing so hastily has resulted in this decision by the Constitutional Council.
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