Speaker Nabih Berri meets with MPs at his Ain al-Tineh residence in Beirut. Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Ibraim, HO)
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Speaker Nabih Berri reiterated warnings of vacuum in the Parliament, lashing out at rival groups for seeking to impede any agreement on a new electoral law.The Lebanese Forces and Free Patriotic Movement have agreed on an electoral draft law put forward by Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, MP Ibrahim Kanaan said Tuesday.Hezbollah and the Amal Movement have been lobbying for the endorsement of a proportional law that treats Lebanon as a single electoral constituency, while the LF, Future Movement and FPM have been supporting a hybrid law to replace the current 1960 electoral law based on a winner-takes-all system.President Michel Aoun had said he preferred a parliamentary vacuum over extending lawmakers' terms or holding the elections based on the 1960 electoral law.
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