Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.
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Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil's proposal to separate the Cabinet formation process, which falls within the powers of the president and the prime minister-designate, from efforts to endorse an electoral law based on proportional representation, is a new and serious development that could lead to the acceleration of the government's creation and finalizing a new voting system, political sources said.However, the sources said that the mechanism to implement Bassil's proposal requires several elements so that it would not be doomed to failure and further complicate the situation, thus leaving Lebanon without a new government and a voting system to replace the controversial 1960 electoral law. The sources advised political powers not to wait for what Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah will say in a televised speech Friday evening on the Cabinet formation crisis.
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