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Lebanon Speaker: Proposal on Amending Electoral Law is Negotiable

Lebanon Speaker: Proposal on Amending Electoral Law is Negotiable

Thursday, 10 October, 2019 - 07:00
Speaker Nabih Berri chairs his parliamentary bloc weekly meeting on Wednesday (NNA)

Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri has underlined the importance of a proposal submitted by his Development and Liberation parliamentary bloc on a new electoral law.

He noted Wednesday that the proposal was subject to negotiations and amendments.


“The proposal is full and complete, and is also negotiable,” Berri was quoted as saying.

MP Ali Bazzi said following the bloc’s weekly meeting that the speaker wondered what had become of the 2020 state budget, “especially that the government and the concerned ministerial committees had held multiple meetings” in this regard.


A statement said that Berri’s bloc discussed most recent political, financial and economic developments in the country, in addition to the items on the agenda of the upcoming legislative session, which Berri set on Oct. 15.


On the current economic and social situation, the bloc renewed its support for the Lebanese people “in their defense of their daily livelihoods and social stability by all democratic forms and means guaranteed by law and the Constitution, in a manner that does not affect public order and does not tamper with civil peace.”


The Development and Liberation bloc “highly valued efforts exerted by the presidency, and banking and trade unions, which have succeeded to a certain extent in curbing deterioration and confusion in the financial markets.”

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