Swaida activists decline Coalition elections invite

The Daily Star Lebanon
Fecha de publicación: 
06 Mayo 2014

Student anti-regime activists from the southern town of Swaida have declined to take part in “local council” elections overseen by the opposition National Coalition, because it has “failed to learn from past mistakes.” In recent days, pro-uprising Facebook pages from the Druze-majority province have circulated the response by the Swaida Students Coordinating Committee, which accused the Coalition of suffering from “favoritism” and a lack of clarity with regard to officials’ duties and responsibilities. “The best example of this is that the invitation only reached us after much of the work on forming the council was already completed.”