Protest by We Want Accountability for proportional vote law in Beirut, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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We Want Accountability to field candidate at electionsThe "We Want Accountability" civil society movement said Sunday it plans to field its own candidate in the parliamentary elections scheduled for later this year. Badreddine accused leading political figures of doing their utmost to maintain the status quo. She said the hybrid law proposed by some officials that would combine proportional and majoritarian systems, does not curtail the contentious aspects of the existing 1960 law.While the Free Patriotic Movement also called for a proportional vote system, FPM head and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil announced Sunday that his party had proposed two new versions of a hybrid law but both had been rejected.
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