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Democratic Gathering MPs to Attend Rally on Kamal Jumblat’s Birthday 

| 21.11,11. 02:44 AM |


Democratic Gathering MPs to Attend Rally on Kamal Jumblat’s Birthday


The Progressive Socialist Party will hold a rally on December 4 on the occasion of the birthday of its slain leader Kamal Jumblat, An Nahar daily reported Sunday.

The newspaper said that the rally will be held in Mukhtara, two days before Jumblat’s birthday on December 6, 1917. He was assassinated on March 16, 1977.

Jumblat officially founded the PSP in 1949.

The event will be attended by MPs, including all those who formed the 11-member Democratic Gathering bloc that was headed by current PSP chief Walid Jumblat.

Jumblat dissolved the Democratic Gathering in January this year after four lawmakers - Marwan Hamadeh, Henry Helou, Antoine Saad and Fouad al-Saad - decided not to back his candidate for the post of prime minister.

He then established the National Struggle Front, the name of his father’s bloc which was set up in 1960 to bring together a large number of nationalist deputies.

Representatives of other parliamentary blocs will also attend the December 4 rally, An Nahar said.


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