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NCLW warns against the continuous deterioration, calls for presidential election, and for increasing women representation


The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) met yesterday and issued a statement after its meeting noting its serious concern towards the deteriorating security and economic situation on and impact on women in Lebanon and the Arab world. Hence, NCLW called for solidarity and for mitigating the impact on women and children.  The NCLW further called for strengthening national unity and preserving Lebanon against possible external plots and intrigues.  The NCLW also emphasized the importance of electing a new President of the Republic as soon as possible, in order to ensure that state institutions are functioning properly in serving the state and its citizens.  In closing, the NCLW insisted also on the importance of carrying out speedy parliamentary elections calling for acceptable women’s representation, while reiterating the importance of supporting the Lebanese army as a guarantor of unity, freedom and independence.
Source: Al-Diyar, 24 October 2014

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