Bou Saab speaks with reporters as he arrives to attend a Cabinet session in Beirut, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Demonstrating near-paralysis in the country's political institutions, Thursday's Cabinet and joint parliamentary committee meetings failed to address vital issues, just a day after Lebanon marked two years without a president.The law would elect 68 MPs based on the 1960 winner-take-all system, and 60 MPs by proportional representation.Speaker Nabih Berri has also proposed a hybrid electoral law, with 64 MPs selected by each process.The 1960 Law was applied during parliamentary elections in 2009 . During a televised speech, Nasrallah insisted that Hezbollah wants to stage parliamentary elections according to a new electoral law based on proportional representation, and said he hopes the new law will end the presidential deadlock and reform the country's politics.Hezbollah MP Ali Fayyad said his party is open to discussing the new hybrid law.Fatfat also commented on Nasrallah's speech, alleging that he sought to appoint Change and Reform bloc leader MP Michel Aoun as president without holding a democratic election.
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