Amal MP: Berri to approve of ‘any’ electoral law Christians agree on

28/9/2012

Development and Liberation bloc MP Michel Moussa said on Thursday that Speaker Nabih Berri will approve of any electoral law that the Lebanese Christian parties agree on.

“Berri will support any law that Christian parties agree on even if they agree on the Orthodox proposal,” Moussa told MTV.

He added that it was “important to agree on an electoral law that provides national integration and improves political rhetoric.”

Last month, the cabinet approved an electoral law based on proportionality and 13 electoral districts for the 2013 parliamentary elections. It seeks to replace the 1960 electoral law, which was based on simple majority representation.

However, many March 14 figures spoke out against the approved draft law saying they would support it if it was based on smaller districts, while others said they backed the Orthodox gathering’s proposal which states that citizens should vote for candidates affiliated with their own religious sect.

NOW Lebanon

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