BEIRUT: The Future Movement insists this year’s parliamentary elections must be held on time, Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said in a phone call with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri Thursday.
“Unlike all organized campaign to cast doubt on the issue, the Future Movement insisted and still insists the parliamentary elections must be held on time,” Hariri told Berri, according to a statement from Hariri’s press office.
Echoing Hariri, Future MP Ated Majdalani said that there is no justification for a possible delay in the elections scheduled for June 9.
“How can we prevent holding the elections with an existing law?” Majdalani asked in an interview to the al-Jadeed television channel Thursday.
The Future MP was referring to the current version of the 1960 electoral law, which has been rejected by the March 8 group and criticized by the March 14 Christian parties.
Lebanon’s elections are at risk of postponement as rival political parties are still unable to agree on an electoral formula for the polls.