Prime Minister Saad Hariri chairs the second meeting of a ministerial committee tasked to reach an agreement on a new electoral law. Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (The Daily Star/Dalati & Nohra, HO)
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The electoral law ministerial committee Tuesday failed to reach consensus on a new vote law to govern Lebanon's upcoming elections, following their second meeting.Other ministers, including Minister of the Displaced Talal Arslan Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan and Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi, echoed similar sentiments.The ministerial committee meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, was attended by Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan, Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil, Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian, Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi, Public Works and Transport Minister Youssef Fenianos, Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury, Minister for the Displaced Talal Arslan, and Minister of State for Human Rights Affairs Ayman Choucair.Politicians are still struggling to agree on a new parliamentary electoral law in time for Parliament's next meeting on May 15 .
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