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OD: Assessing the postponement of the municipal elections

On a similar note, DRI hosted an open dialogue titled “Assessing the Municipal Elections’ Postponement: Challenges and Insights”. With over 70 attendees, panellists shed light on the obstacles and risks that led to the postponement of the municipal elections in the country. The discussion delved into the nuances of municipal elections, offering diverse perspectives and invaluable insights from the past decade. 

Participants also explored the significant role political parties play within the communities they represent and how these dynamics can impact voters’ political decisions. The panel featured MP Alain Aoun, Mrs. Iman Rafei, Qaymaqam of the Zgharta district, Mrs. Leila Lotti – Mokhtara of Sad El Bauchrieh, Mr. Yehya Daher, mayor of Qaraoun and head of the Bohayra Union of Municipalities, and Mr. Wissam Zaarour – mayor of Jbeil. The discussion was moderated by Tania Ghorra. 

For those who missed the live event, you can catch the open dialogue below:

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