MP Ibrahim Kannan (R) speaks at a news conference, Friday, August 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Free Patriotic Movement's proposal to amend the Constitution is a bid to restore democracy and ensure proper Christian representation in Lebanon's top post, Change and Reform bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan said Friday.Kanaan explained that the amendment would be limited to the second clause of Article 49 of the Constitution and did not entail a change of Lebanon's political system from a parliamentary system to a presidential one.The proposal, initially put forth by bloc leader and head of the Free Patriotic Movement Michel Aoun in June, does not stand a chance to be passed in Parliament, with March 14 coalition parties dismissing it as an attempt to meddle with the Constitution to serve the interest of one person.The proposed amendment was blasted before the draft law was presented by Kanaan.
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