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.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Such calls beg a broader question: What kind of decentralization law would Lebanese political parties really want?Following the release of the decentralization draft law in April 2014 by a committee that was established by former Prime Minister Najib Mikati in November 2012 and led by former Interior Minister Ziad Baroud, LCPS interviewed 120 opinion leaders to hear their thoughts on decentralization in general and on various elements of the decentralization draft law.This contrasts sharply with the 96 percent of other respondents who think that prerogatives are key to decentralization.Furthermore, only 34 percent of politicians and senior party members think that qada councils should have wide prerogatives and the authority to collect taxes compared to 58 percent of others surveyed. In fact, 40 percent of party leaders and politicians compared to only 26 percent of others surveyed want the election to be based on the registered population.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE