Look at what changed from 1996 [when LADE
was formed] to 2010.
LADE blamed the Legislations and Consultation Committee at the Justice Ministry for extending the deadline of withdrawing candidacies until directly before the elections, and said the committee "interpreted paragraph 6 of Article 25 of the municipal elections law differently to reigning democratic principles.
Evaluating the fairness of the elections, LADE criticized the current electoral law, which is based on a majority system.
As for the "other ministers" Bassil claimed used government resources, LADE
said it did not note any violation similar to that committed by Bassil.
said, "polling station officials were generally cooperative with the association's observers with the exception of a few cases.
responded to the statement by stressing it has been an impartial association since 1996 and has been making all efforts possible to meet its role as a civil society organization.
also condemned the withdrawal of several candidates at the last minute due to extending the deadline for the withdrawal of candidacies.
regretted that many voters were surprised to find candidates winning unopposed after opposing candidates were pressured to withdraw.
started by urging concerned authorities not to delay the deadlines of withdrawing candidacies at the risk of harming the electoral process.
stressed the need for change to voting law in a poll which traditionally attracts greater numbers than parliamentary polls.
will present its recommendations on how to alter voting mechanisms in a press conference on Friday, in conjunction with the Civil Campaign for Electoral Reform.
proposed a series of municipal election reforms in 2008, emphasizing the importance of administrative decentralization and its value for democracy in Lebanon.
and the Lebanese Alliance for Election Monitoring (CLOE), domestic observation missions with 2,500 monitors countrywide, also reported severely limited access for Lebanon's many handicapped voters.
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