Hezbollah fighters listen to their leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, as he speaks via a video link during a ceremony in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, May 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Wednesday said that all security-related pretexts being used to delay parliamentary elections in the country could no longer be used after the municipal polls took place successfully.Nasrallah called for a new electoral law based on proportional representation, saying it would represent people the best and reform the country's politics.Nasrallah, however, said that should Parliament's term come to an end with no alternative law, his party would take part in the elections with the current system, as he said another extension was unacceptable.He also congratulated the country for its mostly-peaceful municipal elections which took place in south Lebanon last Sunday, saying such events could not have taken place under Israeli occupation. Israeli troops left most of south Lebanon on May 25, 2000, after 22 years of occupation.The last day of elections are scheduled to take place in north Lebanon on Sunday.Commenting on the day's occasion, Nasrallah said the Israeli withdrawal from most of south Lebanon 16 years ago represented a victory for all Lebanese, regardless of sect or political affiliation.
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