Saniora Says al-Mustaqbal to Make 'Comprehensive' Electoral Proposalإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Former Prime Minister Fouad Saniora revealed on Sunday that al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc will soon propose a comprehensive draft-law that appeases all factions, mainly Christians.
During a press conference he held at his office in the southern city of Sidon, the head of al-Mustaqbal reiterated that the bloc rejected the so-called Orthodox Gathering proposal and proportionality.
“It is impossible to implement proportionality in the presence of Hizbullah's arms,” he said.
“The bloc will soon make a comprehensive proposal that resolves the fears of Christians and others in a way that it preserves coexistence,” he added.
The four main Christian parties – the Phalange and the Lebanese Forces from the March 14 opposition, and the Free Patriotic Movement and Marada from the March 8 majority alliance – have announced their backing to the Orthodox proposal which calls for a single district and allows each sect to vote for its own MPs in a proportional representation system.
But the proposal has been severely criticized by al-Mustaqbal, the Possessive Socialist Party and March 14 independent Christian politicians for harming the social fabric.
The elections should be held on time based on a law that keeps Lebanon away from dangers, Saniora said.
He hoped that the electoral draft-law would not be used by some parties to dominate others or go against the constitution that is based on the Taef accord.