Murr Says He's against Orthodox Law: It Jeopardizes Christians' Rightsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
MP Michel Murr announced on Thursday his rejection of the Orthodox Gathering' proposed electoral draft law, fearing it might have “negative consequences on the future of Christians' rights in Lebanon”.
"I will not agree on something that might jeopardize Christians' acquired rights and take the country to the unknown,” Murr said after meeting with President Michel Suleiman in Baabda.
"This draft law is very different from the proposal submitted by the government to the parliament for vote,” he said, questioning how and why it has been accepted by representative of ministers who drafted the cabinet's suggestion.
The government had adopted in August a draft electoral law based on proportional representation and 13 electoral districts.
Murr added: “Suleiman's statement in this regard is highly appreciated as he is keen on protecting the constitutionality of the electoral law and on preserving national unity and co-existence in Lebanon”.
On Sunday, the Christian four-party committee on the electoral law agreed to endorse the electoral system proposed by the so-called Orthodox Gathering, under which each sect would elect its own lawmakers.
President Michel Suleiman had stated on Tuesday his rejection of adopting the Orthodox Gathering's proposed law in the upcoming parliamentary elections, describing it as “unconstitutional”.