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Paula Yacubian joins 7 party and runs for Parliamentary elections


Lebanese journalist Paula Yacubian disclosed this past weekend that she will be running for the Parliamentary elections set for May 2nd on the electoral list of the civil society 7 Party against the political list backed by Premier Saad Hariri. Yacubian, who will run for a seat in the first constituency of Beirut, said the main reason for her candidacy is the standstill in the country, particularly in terms of poor services, noting a serious crisis at the level of the nation and the political regime. Yacubian pointed out that the new electoral law will enable new civil society groups to become represented in the parliament, so as to bring about change in the political spectrum. In the same vain, the Minister of Information, Mel7hem Riachi, said on Saturday that presently, the main issue is to see women in the political arena to help develop society and create a new Levant, as he said. “Corruption is eating away at society, and what is more hazardous than corruption is nurturing corruption, and here women should be present and strongly,” Riachi said. The minister was speaking during the closing ceremony of Women in Front’s project ‘Yound LeaderShe’ funded by the Embassy of Netherlands. (L’Orient Le Jour, Al Diyar, February 5, 2018)

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