The Daily Star erroneously reported Citizens Within a State is fielding five female candidates for upcoming elections. The group is actually fielding six.
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Citizens Within a State, the independent political movement led by former minister Charbel Nahas, announced 11 candidates, including five women, for upcoming parliamentary elections at a busy event at the Metro al-Madina theater in Hamra Sunday. The group, founded by the former telecommunications minister to contest the 2016 municipal elections, will be facing established parties and new groups in six of Lebanon's 15 electoral districts in spring's parliamentary elections. The movement is notably absent from the large alliance of 11 independent groups known as the My Country Alliance (Tahalof Watani), which is putting forward candidates across Lebanon for the May 6 elections.Neither Nahas nor Bazzi could say when all the group's alliances and lists would be announced.The candidate announcements for Citizens Within a State were made without identifying sectarian backgrounds, as most parties do, due to all Lebanon's parliamentary seats being reserved for a particular sect. Instead, each candidate repeated they were running "for all of Lebanon".
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