Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
01:50 AM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
22 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Berri urges politicians to give up negative attitude
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri arrives at the National Dialogue session  held at Baabda Palace, Lebanon, on Monday, June 25, 2012. (The Daily  Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri arrives at the National Dialogue session held at Baabda Palace, Lebanon, on Monday, June 25, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
A+ A-

BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri called on Lebanon’s politicians to be more positive Monday and said the country is confronting a “golden opportunity” to reach an agreement over a new electoral law.

“[Politicians] are required to give up on their negative attitudes. If we don’t reach a positive breakthrough, then there would be something missing in our sense of patriotism,” said the speaker in remarks published by An-Nahar.

Berri said both the March 8 and March 14 rival camps should resume the meetings of the parliamentary subcommittee discussing a new draft law for the coming parliamentary elections.

“The parliamentary subcommittee has paved way for the possibility of a new electoral law. This can lead to a major breakthrough if we know how to seize this golden opportunity,” said Berri.

Berri also said he was willing to extend the meetings for more than a week if the discussions required more time.

However, he warned political rivals would both see failure if no concessions over the elections’ law were made.

Lebanon’s parliamentary elections are set to be held in June 2013. However, no agreement was yet reached over a law for the elections.

Last week, the opposition lawmakers announced that they would participate in the parliamentary subcommittee meeting scheduled on January 8, ending a boycott of parliament meetings for security reasons.

 
Home Lebanon News
 
     
 
Lebanon
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Israel shows Zionism’s true colors
Michael Young
Michael Young
For Christians, blessed are the dividers
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
An Iran deal is close, but we’re not there yet
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS