Geagea: It is possible for Christians to agree on new electoral law


Following a meeting held by the Christian Maronite leaders at the Bkirki Patriarchate, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea told reporters that that “it is possible” for the country’s Christians to reach consensus on a new electoral law for the 2013 parliamentary elections adding the drafting of a new law “requires a lot of research.”

Geagea described the talks that were held at the Patriarchate as “good… [however] reaching an understanding on the issue ( electoral law) is not simple.”

Asked if the current electoral law is more suitable for the Lebanese Forces , Geagea said: ” Absolutely not”

The participants in the meeting which was chaired by Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai included Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh, Geagea and Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel.