Future bloc MP Ammar Houri (right), speaks with Future bloc head Fouad Siniora (center), and Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil, in Parliament. (The Daily Star)
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Future Bloc MP Ammar Houri criticized the Orthodox electoral law proposal Wednesday, describing it as unconstitutional and in violation of the Taif Accord.The first round of talks by joint parliamentary committees on a host of electoral draft laws got off to a rough start Tuesday, with most lawmakers dismissing the meeting as a waste of time as rival factions remain sharply split on a new formula to replace the 1960 voting system.MPs from rival March 8 and March 14 blocs as well as independents agreed to limit discussions of a new law to three categories: A hybrid law, which includes a proportional voting system as well as the present winner-take-all system, a law based on proportional representation and a law based on Lebanon as a single constituency.
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