Berri chairs a meeting for Parliament’s Secretariat at his Ain al-Tineh residence Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament Website, HO)
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Parliament's Secretariat Wednesday formed a 10-member committee tasked with drafting an electoral law, in the latest bid to reach agreement on a new law to replace the 1960 voting system adopted in the last parliamentary elections in 2009 ."The committee will not discuss the previous 17 draft electoral laws ... It will draft a unified electoral law that will satisfy all the Lebanese".He added that if an agreement was reached by committee members, who represent the major parliamentary blocs in the March 8 and March 14 camps, on an electoral law, it would be presented to Parliament to vote on it. The committee is comprised of lawmakers Michel Moussa from Berri's bloc, Hezbollah MP Ali Fayyad, Future bloc MP Serge Torsarkissian, LF MP George Adwan, MP Alain Aoun from the FPM, March 14 independent MP Marwan Hamadeh, Tripoli MP Robert Fadel, Future MP Ahmad Fatfat and another two representatives from the Kataeb and Marada blocs.Rival political leaders agreed during the 10th round of national dialogue Tuesday to form a committee tasked with drafting a new electoral law.
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