FPM MP attacks the March 14 draft electoral law


March 14 MPs Georges Adwan, Boutros Harb and Sami Gemayel submitted a draft electoral law based on 50 districts and proportional representation to the Parliament’s General Secretariat on Thursday morning, according to LBCI.

This development comes as the joint parliamentary committees convened for the second time on Thursday to discuss the electoral draft laws that were submitted by the cabinet and Free patriotic Movement MPs

FPM MP Alain Aoun who claimed that he has not yet seen the proposed March 14 electoral attacked it as a waste of time and called it “opportunistic”, according to LBCI

Lebanon’s Cabinet approved earlier in August a new electoral draft law that called for proportional representation and divided the country into 13 districts.

Lebanon was divided into the following electoral districts:

Beirut 2, south Lebanon 2, Bekaa 3, north Lebanon 3 , Mount Lebanon 3.

The new electoral law was approved by the majority of ministers, including the FPM ministers . The ministers that represent Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt’s bloc voted against it.

MP Alain Aoun along with FPM MP Neemtallah Abi Nasr also submitted another draft electoral law . This is the so called “Greek Orthodox gathering proposal” which calls on each sect in Lebanon to vote only for its candidate in the elections based on proportional representation and one electoral district for the whole country .