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Backlash of Politicians’ Parliament Extension

Lebanon is facing multiple internal crises as the flames of the regional fire lap at its doorstep. Rather than putting their differences aside to find solutions, politicians are calculating how best to minimize the anticipated popular backlash to yet another seemingly inevitable extension to Parliament’s mandate. According to a high-placed political source, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has increased his efforts to convene a session to extend Parliament’s mandate before Aug. 20, although all parties are aware of the anger such a move will likely provoke among their supporters…

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