The ministerial vote law panel chaired by Prime Minister Saad Hariri meets at the Grand Serail. Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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A newly formed ministerial committee tasked with drafting an electoral law held its first meeting Tuesday in the Cabinet's attempt to reach consensus on the matter.The meeting came a day after a high-ranking Hezbollah delegation headed by party's deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem met with President Michel Aoun and Bassil at Baabda Palace to present a proportional vote proposal aimed at breaking the months long deadlock over an electoral law to replace the disputed 1960 majoritarian system.The Parliament's Secretariat decided to hold a legislative session on Thursday, which is highly-expected to include a draft law on the extension of the Parliament's mandate.Parliament For Everybody also protested Monday against a term extension outside of Baabda Palace prior to a Cabinet session chaired by Aoun.
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