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Joint parliamentary committees are scheduled to meet next week to examine a host of electoral draft laws amid slim hopes of reaching a deal on a voting system, MPs said Friday.Zahra said the LF MPs would participate in the joint committees' meetings, which Speaker Nabih Berri has called for starting next Tuesday to discuss several electoral proposals presented by a number of MPs and a 10-member parliamentary committee.That committee, made up of MPs from the March 8 and March 14 blocs, as well as independents, was tasked with drafting a new electoral law to replace the 1960 voting system, which called for electoral districts to be based on the qadas. "During the joint committees' sessions, the Future Movement will insist on a hybrid electoral law by which 60 MPs are elected under proportional representation and 68 under a winner-takes-all system," Future MP Assem Araji told the Voice of Lebanon radio station. He expressed optimism that parliamentary blocs would begin discussing the 17 electoral draft laws and proposals during Tuesday's session.
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