Lebanon's parliament extends own term until 2017

November 5, 2014 13:04

BEIRUT - Lebanese parliamentarians extended their own mandate until 2017 on Wednesday, local media reported - a move that protesters camped outside parliament and rights groups say denies citizens their democratic privileges.

Lebanese politics has become deadlocked amid security concerns resulting from Syria's civil war next door. Parties supporting the bill say the security situation is too unstable to hold elections.

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