BEIRUT: Ex-General Security head Maj. Gen. Jamil al-Sayyed slammed Tuesday the electoral draft laws proposed by the Future Movement and the Progressive Socialist Party.
In a statement released by his office, Sayyed argued that the Future Movement wants to maintain its share in Parliament while not providing an opportunity for their opponents to do the same.
“[The] Future movement will gain 22 Sunni seats out of 27, in addition to 20 other seats from other sects according to its draft law, resulting in 40 MPs for the Future Movement, without including the share of its allies.”
He added that the law also also allows PSP leader Walid Jumblatt to tighten his grip on at least 13 seats in different electoral districts.
Sayyed also criticized the draft hybrid electoral law backed by Jumblatt, which proposes that 30 percent of the districts apply proportional representation and 70 percent be based on a majority vote.
Sayyed said the law would lead to the formation of a 20-MP bloc controlled by Jumblatt, reinforcing the PSP leader’s dominance and ability to blackmail both March 8 and March 14.