Jumblatt: The Bkirki deal will isolate the Lebanese people


Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt criticized on Saturday the agreement reached at Bkirki by the Maronite leaders concerning the parliamentary the electoral law.

“This law will lead to the isolation of people of different religious sects from each other,” Jumblatt told al-Manar TV on Saturday.

The electoral law that was proposal by the Orthodox Gathering and which was adopted by the Maronite leaders calls for each sect to elects its own lawmakers to ensure fair representation at the parliament .

Headed by Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, the meeting Friday gathered rival politicians such as former Lebanese president and current Phalange party leader Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea, the leader of the Free Patriotic Movement Michel Aoun and Marada Movement leader Suleiman Franjieh.