Lebanon – Miqati Visits Berri: Relevant Ministers Will Attend Joint Committees Session

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Prime Minister Najib Miqati on Sunday announced that ministers concerned with drafting a new electoral law will attend the meeting of the joint parliamentary committees on Wednesday.

“The government has been invited and the relevant ministers will attend the session,” Miqati told reporters after a one-hour meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain al-Tineh.

Berri has called a Wednesday meeting for the joint parliamentary committees aimed at discussing the electoral law and hearing the report of the electoral subcommittee.

The subcommittee wrapped up its mission last week without managing to reach consensus on an electoral law, but the proposal of the Orthodox Gathering has received the approval of six major parliamentary blocs amid the objections of Mustaqbal and the National Struggle Front.

The March 14 camp decided to boycott all meetings attended by government in the wake of the October assassination of Intelligence Bureau chief Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan.

 

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