Adwan: Electoral Law Committee Concludes Meetings, Hybrid Law Probable

Fecha de publicación: 
29 Ene 2016

A parliamentary committee tasked with devising a new electoral law concluded its meetings Thursday and is set to refer a report to the parliament which in turn will refer it to the parliament bureau for discussions.

“The committee tasked with drafting a new electoral law ended its discussions on the file and will refer it to the parliament which in turn will refer to the parliament bureau for deliberations,” the state-run National News Agency reported.

MP George Adwan, the committee's coordinator, told NNA that the interlocutors have agreed to adopt a hybrid electoral law.

The 10-member committee was formed in November 2015 with the aim of devising an electoral law that garners the support of all Lebanese factions.

It had a two-month period to conclude its task.

Ongoing disputes among the rival political parties over the electoral law forced parliament to extend its term the first time in 2013 and a second time in 2014.