BEIRUT: Kataeb and Future Movement officials held two separate meetings Thursday over the controversial draft law for the coming parliamentary elections.
The head of the Future bloc Fouad Siniora met with Kataeb MP Sami Gemayel for talks on the electoral law, a statement by Siniora’s press office said.
According to the statement, the meeting between the two officials lasted for around 90 minutes.
The meeting was attended by MP Ahmad Fatfat and Mohammad Chatah, an advisor to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Another statement issued by the Kataeb said that Chatah later visited the party leader Amin Gemayel.
Chatah said that the Future Movement is keen on finding a real solution to the concerns voiced by Christians over their fair representation in the elections.
“Future is keen on finding a real solution to Christian fears by suggesting a draft law that is based on the constitution and coexistence,” Chatah said.
He added that the visit to Gemayel proves the alliance between the Future and the Kataeb is still ongoing.
“My visit to Gemayel is an additional proof of our determination to find a solution to the controversial issues, mainly the electoral law,” he said.
The Future Movement recently adopted a different stance from his Christian allies, the Lebanese Forces and Kataeb who said they support the Orthodox Gathering proposal for the coming elections, scheduled to take place in June.
“The Orthodox proposal would superficially resolve the fears of the Christians but in reality it would backfire,” Chatah said.