File - LF leader Samir Geagea speaks in Maarab, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir))
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Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea has reiterated his support for Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil's vote law proposal, saying that it is the "most accurate representative law"."An entirely porportional vote law is contrary to the Taif Accord and attacks the constitutional spirit and consensual democracy that this agreement brings," Geagea said in an interview with local television station MTV Lebanon late Wednesday.He added that Bassil's vote law proposal was not motivated by some political forces, and called on people to reread the proposal which he said are based on clear principles that apply to all of Lebanon. Geagea added that, while the Future Movement and Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) supported the current 1960 majoritarian law, they were able to agree through discussion on a hybrid law as well. Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil proposed a hybrid law that applies porportional voting in some areas and majoritarian voting in others, though that has mostly been met with opposition.
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