BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 23 (UPI) -- The son of pro-Syrian Lebanese President Emile Lahoud announced Monday he will not run for another term in parliament.
Emile Lahoud Jr., who is a member of the outgoing parliament, said he decided against running to protest the "unfair election law."
The current election law was passed in 2000 at Syria's behest and approved by President Lahoud.
Lahoud Jr. is the latest among pro-Syrian politicians to drop out of the race. Last week, former Prime Minister Omar Karami, a Syrian ally, announced his decision not to run.
Earlier Monday, the Lebanese army said an argument between members of rival political parties in Metn Sunday led to death when soldiers opened fire to quell the disturbance.
Security sources said the incident involved the pro-Syrian National Syrian Social Party and the Christian Phalange Party, which are both popular in the Metn area.