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In the midst of heated election campaigns, one is aiming to put Palestinian rights on the agenda leading up to the May 6 parliamentary elections.No seats are designated for Palestinians, though thousands of Palestinian refugees live in the country, many born and raised in Lebanon.Kortam said that regardless of her eligibility, she had no desire to actually create a Palestinian seat in Parliament or to become an MP.She advocates for "all Palestinian rights in Lebanon" except that of representation in government, Kortam said, with the #WeExist campaign aiming primarily to increase the visibility of the Palestinian struggle in Lebanon. Despite not advocating for a Palestinian seat in Parliament, Kortam decided that having an election-themed campaign at the height of election frenzy would boost #WeExist's visibility.
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