[2 June 13] Lebanon Parl. postpones elections, extends term - English

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The Lebanese Parliament has endorsed a law that extends its mandate due to end on June 20th. But now, the parliamentarians will remain in office for 17 more months. The law was approved by the yes vote of 97 MPs out of 128. The majority of other MPs, belonging to Hezbollah\'s ally, the Free Patriotic Movement, have boycotted the session. They\'ve vowed to contest the extension which has been labeled as \"unconstitutional.\" Lawmakers have postponed this June parliamentary elections to November 2014. The move has sparked anger among people, with some throwing tomatoes at politicians\' convoys. They\'ve called for an appealing process that would override the Parliament\'s decision. Elian el-Khamissi, Press TV, Beirut

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