MP Alain Aoun a member of the Change and Reform bloc which is headed by General Michel Aoun told LBC television that their bloc will not vote for lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 at Monday’s Parliament session.
“All doors to find a way out of this issue are closed. However, we will not cripple the legislative work,” Aoun said
On the other hand Democratic Gathering bloc which is headed by MP Walid Jumblatt will vote for lowering the voting age.
Both the Lebanese Forces and Lebanon First blocs will insist on linking the lowering of voting age to the voting of Lebanese abroad otherwise they will abstain from voting.
LBCI television on Sunday quoted a source close to Speaker Nabih Berri as saying that MPs during Monday’s parliamentary session will only have two choices.. yes or no vote on lowering the voting age from 21 to 18…
In other words Berri will not be linking the lowering of voting age to the voting of Lebanese abroad