Lebanon Should Hold Parliament Elections on Schedule
November 4, 2014
As Lebanon’s parliament debates canceling national elections and extending its own term by more than two years, Freedom House issued the following statement:
"Lebanon's legislators should respect the constitution and the right of Lebanon's citizens to have a say in who governs them, and that requires parliamentary elections," said Charles Dunne, director of Middle East and North Africa programs. "Despite security concerns in the country, arbitrarily prolonging the parliament’s term in office does not promote political stability or rule of law. Lebanon’s leaders should hold elections this year as scheduled, as a meaningful step toward ending the country’s political crises."