File - Lawmakers attend Parliamentary joint committees in Beirut, Monday, April 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Change and Reform and Future Movement are set to attend joint parliamentary committee meetings next week to discuss several draft electoral laws, despite disagreements on what such a law should look like.However, Araji predicted that the committees will fail to agree on a unified electoral law due to "sharp differences between rivals," and said the upcoming parliamentary elections will be based on the current winner-takes-all system.The country's major Christian parties, weary of what they believe is a lack of true Christian representation in Parliament, have long demanded a new electoral law to replace the 1960 voting system, which called for electoral districts to be based on the qadas, or constituents.A 10-member parliamentary committee recently failed to agree on a unified electoral law to replace the 1960 voting system after several rounds of discussions.
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