Earlier, al-Joumhouria newspaper reported that the draft-law will be the “fruit of the Declaration of Intent” signed between the two parties last June.
They expressed hope that their ongoing contacts would lead to including parliamentary electoral laws on the agenda of the parliamentary bureau.
The bureau is scheduled to convene later on Tuesday to address the agenda of an upcoming legislative session.
The LF and FPM had intensified their contacts over the past week in order to reach a an agreement on the agenda of the legislative session.
The two sides are pushing for including the parliamentary electoral law and the law on restoring citizenship on the agenda of the legislative session.
No agenda yet
The parliament bureau held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon at Speaker Nabih Berri’s residence in Ain el-Tineh but failed to agree on the agenda of the upcoming legislative session, Deputy Speaker Farid Makari said after the meeting.
A new meeting for the bureau will be held next week, he added.
Today’s meeting was attended by MPs Marwan Hamadeh, Ahmed Fatfat, Michel Moussa, Antoine Zahra, and Serge Torsarkissian.
A dispute emerged after the talks on whether to include the draft-law that allows expats to regain their Lebanese citizenship
Lebanese Forces MP Antoine Zahra told reporters: “ “ LF’s participation at the legislative session hinges on whether the parliamentary electoral law is on its agenda.”
Future Movement MP Torsarkissian criticized LF’s position however, saying that attention should be focused on resolving the country’s garbage crisis.
“What use is the citizenship law if the Lebanese people in the country are emigrating?” he asked.
Shouldn’t conditions in Lebanon be improved for the expatriates to return to their country? wondered the MP.
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