Berri's Proposed Senate Consists of 64 Members with Druze Chairman

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Speaker Nabih Berri's proposal for the creation of a Senate as part of efforts to resolve the electoral law crisis calls for forming a body consisted of 32 Muslim senators and 32 Christian senators and for allocating its presidency to the Druze community, a media report said on Sunday.

“Should an agreement be reached on allocating its chairmanship to the Greek Orthodox community, the Druze community would be given either the deputy speaker post or the deputy premier post,” al-Mustaqbal newspaper quoted Berri's visitors as saying in remarks published Sunday.

“The proposed Senate would take some powers from Parliament, especially those related to crucial issues, in line with the Taef Accord,” the visitors added.

Berri's proposal calls for electing a Senate under a sectarian voting electoral system and a Parliament under an electoral law fully based on proportional representation.

Comments 7
Thumb s.o.s 30 April 2017, 13:03

We're heading in the wrong direction!

It's time to desectarianize the country and to forbid any religious figure to discuss politics. Should they break the law they should get jailed.

And stop counting Shia as Muslims, not too long ago witches in Europe and America had Bibles at home, it didn't mean they were Christians!

Thumb justin 30 April 2017, 13:12

This country is a joke

Thumb norma-jean 30 April 2017, 13:53

The Houthians have destroyed whatever is left from my tiny but beautiful country. They have poisoned the air we breath, the water we drink, and the food that we eat. Nothing short of an all out revolution to put them on boats and send them on the high seas back to Houthia, their country of origin.

The Senate should only consist of young, beautiful, educated and exciting Lebanese women who will be able to put this country back on track and bring these corrupt politicians to their knees.

#WomenOnlySenate

Thumb s.o.s 30 April 2017, 16:09

Aywa madmozeel! I really don't understand why till today, none of the mainstream political parties haven't imposed the parity between women and men. There are plenty of young women who study economy, political science, finance, law &c. And would be amazing lawmakers and ministers and why not even president! Yes houthians have poisoned our lives, they wish do it more in the future. We need to resist and we will repel their evil ambitions! But your idea of a senate in the hands of women and women only is very good. That would be a great start. Yo girls should take the matter in your own hands, your team of exquisite femen 2.0 can make the difference, we believe in you! Amen

S.O.S.

Missing womendoc 30 April 2017, 14:45

It is time to federalize the country

Missing peace 30 April 2017, 15:43

they all shout there is no money for the wage scale but stangely enough for 64 more inefficient politcians...

what a SCANDAL!

Thumb jabal10452 30 April 2017, 23:17

This could actually be a good idea. It is federalism, not territorial but confessional. And let's face it: Lebanon at its core is built around sects. A senate would guarantee a role for minorities regardless of demographic shifts. The members of the lower house will be elected without secterian quotas as the case is today. think that Berri needs to be given the opportunity to expand on this idea before it is summarily dismissed.