Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri heads a meeting in Ain al-Tineh, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament Website, HO)
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A parliamentary subcommittee representing March 8 and March 14 lawmakers will meet Thursday to discuss a raft of draft proposals for a new electoral law deemed crucial for any new parliamentary polls.Speaking after Monday's meeting, MP Robert Ghanem said the subcommittee agreed on a one-month deadline ending early next year to review all draft proposals for a new electoral law.Political balance should be maintained, while a fair representation for all the country's components, especially Christians, should be ensured," Ghanem said.He added that the subcommittee would review all electoral proposals in the hope of reaching agreement on an electoral law based on a proposal submitted by MP Ali Bazzi. A new development that emerged during the subcommittee's meeting was that Berri had information about a new chance to make a breakthrough in the talks on an electoral law after MP Walid Jumblatt was reported to be ready now to support a hybrid electoral proposal which he had rejected in the past.
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