File - MP Robert Ghanem heads a committee at the Parliament in Beirut, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Parliament's subcommittee failed Tuesday to agree on a draft proposal for an electoral law as the Lebanese Forces suspended its participation in the committee and disputes emerged on various issues.The Lebanese Forces' decision came as it was pushing for a date to be set for a legislative session in order to decide on an electoral law as the subcommittee, chaired by MP Robert Ghanem, adjourned this week for the seventh time. In the previous session held last week, Adwan said that the proposals for a new electoral law should be taken to the Parliament to prevent the subcommittee from dragging out the discussions.What the LF seems to have missed is that Parliament can't meet to pass an electoral law without a president.MP Qassem Hashem, from Berri's bloc, explained that a clause linked the passing of an electoral law and a presidential election was part of the law passed to enable the second extension of Parliament last month.
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