Lebanon – Evening Talks between Suleiman, Miqati and Jumblat on Electoral Law


A meeting was held on Friday at Baabda palace between President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Najib Miqati and Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat during which they discussed the national dialogue sessions and the electoral law, LBCI reported.

 Earlier in the day, al-Manar TV had said that Miqati will hold a meeting with the Progressive leader to discuss the upcoming parliamentary elections.

“Miqati and Jumblat’s talks aim at reaching an accord on the electoral to be adopted,” al-Manar explained.

Meanwhile Jumblat told the TV channel that it is “still too soon to agree on an electoral law”.

Economy and Trade Minister Nicolas Nahas revealed on Friday that Miqati will approve on the adoption of any law because “he supports any solution accepted by all political parties agree”.

March 14 opposition members of the parliamentary subcommittee had announced in December that they will accept Speaker Nabih Berri’s proposal of participating in the committee meetings aimed at discussing a new parliamentary electoral law, on condition the talks take place at a hotel in downtown Beirut for security reasons.

Following the assassination of chief of the Intelligence Bureau of the Internal Security Forces Brigadier General Wissam al-Hasan in a car bomb blast in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh district, the opposition boycotted all parliamentary activity and called for the formation of a salvation cabinet to oversee the parliamentary polls in 2013.


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