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Kantar said 173 people on the election list were responsible directors at daily, weekly and monthly publications.
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Aoun said detractors who targeted the August election were motivated by non union aims.
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The lawsuit goes further to request examination of the union’s finances.
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“According to available information, the union hasn’t held a general assembly in its history during which its budget has been examined like any normal canada goose outlet store near me union,” she said.
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