Christian parties, Hezbollah and Amal firm on Orthodox plan

By Hasan Lakkis The Daily Star 25/2/13 Opposition and majority sources told The Daily Star that ongoing talks have not yet broken the deadlock over a new electoral law but said this week could be decisive. Free Patriotic Movement MP Alain Aoun told The Daily Star that no one had contacted FPM leader Michel Aoun or any other FPM ...

Christian rivals scrap Orthodox plan

By Wassim Mroueh The Daily Star 12/1/13 BEIRUT: Following a surprise meeting chaired by Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Rai  Friday, rival Christian leaders  called for adopting an electoral law that provides fair representation for all  sects, in an apparent retreat from agreeing to the controversial Orthodox  electoral proposal. “It was agreed and stressed that it is necessary to adopt ...

Al-Akhbar: Hezbollah supports Orthodox electoral proposal

October 2012 A “well-informed” source told a Lebanese daily that the Shiite party Hezbollah informed its Christian ally, the Free Patriotic Movement, that its members in parliament will vote for the Orthodox gathering’s electoral proposal if it is put up for a vote. The source told Al-Akhbar newspaper in remarks published on Monday that both parties agreed ...