Orthodox plan heats up electoral law debate

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By Hussein Dakroub The Daily Star 10/1/13 BEIRUT: Lawmakers from the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance and the rival March 14 coalition will resume their discussions on a new electoral law Wednesday after a day of deliberations held in a positive atmosphere. However, the rival MPs, part of a parliamentary subcommittee exploring a new election law for this ...

Syria uprising lays siege to leading religious figures

By Hussein Dakroub The Daily Star 28/3/2012 BEIRUT: The yearlong crisis in Syria which has deepened divisions among Lebanon’s rival political leaders is now spreading to Lebanese religious authorities on both sides of the sectarian fence. With the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance and the opposition March 14 coalition taking diametrically opposed sides on the unrest in Syria, the government ...

Maronite agreement on election law draws fire

By Hussein Dakroub The Daily Star 19/12/2011 BEIRUT: A radically new election law endorsed by Maronite leaders that would allow each sect to choose its own representatives during the 2013 parliamentary elections has come under fire from officials across the political divide, with some warning that it would deepen sectarianism in the country. Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said ...