Maronite leaders agree over drafting a new electoral law


The meeting of Lebanon’s Maronite leaders which was chaired by Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai ended on Friday after the participants agreed to follow up on the drafting of a new electoral law.

The participants included Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel.

“An agreement was reached to keep working on a proposal for a new electoral law, which guarantees equal and just representation for all Lebanese factions ,” said a statement issued at the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkirki.

The statement added that “the Christians believe the electoral law is the key to ensure joint coexistence and sectarian balance in the country.”