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Lebanon's Constitutional Council unleashed a maelstrom of discontent Thursday by removing MP Dima Jamali from office and ordering new elections for the Tripoli seat, the result of an appeal over the freshman lawmaker's election in May 2018 .The Constitutional Council can rule three ways on an electoral appeal: Reject it, call a special election for the seat, or replace the MP with the correct winner.Karami's camp argued the council should have done the latter, citing the court's own finding that Karami's list had won enough votes to edge out the Future Movement list.There is no recourse to appeal the Constitutional Council's decision, and Interior Minister Raya El Hassan has announced that elections will take place within two months, as stipulated by the Constitution.Within hours of the court order, Jamali told reporters the prime minister had asked her to run in the by-election.Haddad said she would now focus on the next elections, expected in 2022 .
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