File - The joint committees meet at the Parliament in Beirut.
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A session of the joint parliamentary committees to examine a draft law to allow grandchildren of Lebanese paternal grandfathers to apply for citizenship failed Tuesday over lack of quorum, as MP Neamatallah Abi Nasr said there was still no consensus on the bill.In 2011, former Prime Minister Najib Mikati's Cabinet approved a draft law allowing people of Lebanese descent who were born abroad and only have the citizenship of the country of their birth to apply for Lebanese citizenship as well.Abi Nasr proposed a similar law in 2004 that was not approved in Parliament.The latest draft law would help Lebanese expatriates take part in future parliamentary elections by voting at Lebanese embassies abroad.
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