Walid Jumblatt, second left, attends the plenary session of PSP's convention in Beirut, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
Correcting to Jumblatt calling to abolish sectarianism not secularism.
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Progressive Socialist Party head Walid Jumblatt Sunday called for comprehensive secularization prior to endorsing proportionality of representation in the Lebanese Parliament.Free Patriotic Movement has proposed secular representation along with a proportional electoral law.The PSP and Future Movement have repeatedly said they are not currently in favor of a proportional voting system.Jumblatt, a Druze figure, has been urging political parties to respect the role of his sect's representatives in the political scene. PSP, Future and LF have proposed a hybrid law merging aspects of proportional and majoritarian voting formulas.Several political parties, including Jumblatt, argue that the Taif Accord did not mention proportional representation in the Parliament.
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