President Michel Aoun speaks at a dinner in Riyadh, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (The Daily Star via Dalati & Nohra)
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President Michel Aoun Thursday threatened to exercise his Constitutional prerogatives if lawmakers don't soon agree on a parliamentary election law that is fair for all of Lebanon's factions.It isn't clear what Aoun could do in the absence of a new vote law.The wide gap between the rival factions over what voting system to adopt to replace the controversial 1960 majoritarian law could plunge the country into a new political stalemate. Aoun said that the priority was for a new electoral law.
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