Lebanon Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani on Friday called on all lawmakers to “decide on an electoral law that is fair and that does not allow any party to impose its dominance over any region in the country.” “We want a law that would ensure proper representation for the Lebanese,
Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri said during an interview with An-Nahar newspaper which was published on Saturday that the upcoming 2013 parliamentary elections will not take place before a new consensus is reached on an electoral law .
March 14 MP Khaled Zahraman , a key member of Future Movement parliamentary bloc said on Sunday that a committee to agree on an electoral law for the 2013 elections and beyond was formed and it includes members from March 14’s Lebanese Forces, Future Movement and the National Struggle Front bloc.
MP Amin Wehbe, a member of the Future Movement parliamentary bloc denied on Thursday that the draft electoral law proposal submitted by the March 14 Christian MPs was designed to serve the March 14 coalition, stressing “it serves the whole nation.”
Lebanon’s joint parliamentary committees convened to discuss the issues pertaining to the electoral draft law at Parliament on Tuesday. The meeting was headed by Deputy House Speaker Farid Makari. Participants in the meeting agreed that political consensus “remains the key for adopting an electoral law that guarantees fair representation for all”,
Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Tuesday following a meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri that an electoral draft law based on proportional representation is the “most suitable” voting system for Lebanon. Mikati added that “the electoral law that needs to be approved should be in accordance with the Taif Accord, as it should also […]
Al Akhbar reported on Tuesday that former PM Saad hariri sent a message to Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea asking him to stop raising the issue of the electoral draft law in way that may provoke Progressive Socialist party leader MP Walid Jumblatt, according to a report by LBC.
Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri told An-Nahar newspaper in remarks published on Monday that he will support any electoral law that the Lebanese Christian community decides to adopt. “If the Christian community approves an electoral law, I will support their law ,” Berri said adding that he will stand behind the proposal even if he disagrees […]
March 14 MPs Georges Adwan, Boutros Harb and Sami Gemayel submitted a draft electoral law based on 50 districts and proportional representation to the Parliament’s General Secretariat on Thursday morning, according to LBCI. This development comes as the joint parliamentary committees convened for the second time
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea revealed on Tuesday that he has been in contact with Hezbollah and AMAL leaderships over the adoption of small electoral districts in a new parliamentary electoral law , stressing it will be more just for the Lebanese people, according to a report by the Central News Agency CNA.