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PSP to declare clear stance on electoral law: Jumblatt
This file picture shows Walid Jumblatt speaking during a press conference. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
This file picture shows Walid Jumblatt speaking during a press conference. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said his party will make its position on the electoral law reform clear.

“The PSP will declare a clear stance on the electoral law and it is examining a number of electoral formulas for this purpose,” said Jumblatt in his weekly stance published by PSP-affiliated Al-Anbaa website Monday.

Jumblatt’s PSP has rejected an electoral proposal agreed upon by the country’s four major Christian parties.

The Orthodox proposal, which stipulates each sect elects its own lawmakers under a system of proportional representation with Lebanon as a single district, was also rejected by former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Future Movement, President Michel Sleiman, Prime Minister Najib Mikati and a number of independent Christians.

Jumblatt also said that the elections cannot be used as a means for rival parties to eliminate each other and that all parties will eventually have to resume communication among each other.

“Some sides are mistaken in believing that they can eliminate the other in the parliamentary elections,” said the PSP leader.

“The elections are just a phase and we must return to Dialogue and the central principles proposed by President Michel Sleiman,” said Jumblatt.

Efforts by Sleiman to resume National Dialogue have been met with rejection from the opposition which has set the resignation of Mikati as a precondition to resume the all-party-talks.

Their decision was reached following the assassination of a senior intelligence official in the country, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan.

 
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