Hariri urges Geagea not to provoke Jumblatt


Al Akhbar reported on Tuesday that former PM Saad hariri sent a message to Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea asking him to stop raising the issue of the electoral draft law in way that may provoke Progressive Socialist party leader MP Walid Jumblatt, according to a report by LBC.

Hariri added: It will be very difficult for the Future Movement to chose between Jumblatt and Geagea.

Geagea has been promoting the draft electoral law that is based on 50 districts and winner take all majority that was presented to the Parliament’s General Secretariat on Thursday by March 14 Christian MPs Georges Adwan, Boutros Harb and Sami Gemayel.

On the other hand Jumblatt and his PSP MPs are in favor of the current 1960 electoral law.

The 1960 electoral law was modified in Doha in 2008. It allocates 128

parliamentary seats among the 26 election districts on a winner take all basis