Najjar: Tourism season should not affect Municipal Election


Najjar - Ibrahim- justice minister 2Lebanon’s Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar told Voice of Lebanon on Saturday that the upcoming municipal elections will be held on time, adding that the summer tourist season should not influence any possible postponement.

The elections could be delayed for one or two months based on technical rule, Najjar said, citing a legal interpretation by the Constitutional Council.

A technical postponement has to meet certain procedural criteria, he added, and is not a means for obstructing the elections.

Najjar said he believes candidates and voters are confused about the date of municipal elections and which laws will oversee the process.

Najjar does not expect the parliament to adopt the cabinet’s proposed reforms to the municipal electoral law.

The MPs are closer to the people than the cabinet, he added.