Jumblat Hails Nasrallah's Remarks on 'Importance of Consensus'


Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat swiftly lauded on Tuesday remarks by Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah about the importance of reaching a “consensual” electoral law.

“Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's remarks were very accurate and comprehensive about the importance of consensus and the need to exit the current vicious cycle and avoid its alarming aspects,” Jumblat tweeted shortly after a televised speech by Nasrallah.

In his address, Nasrallah stressed that his party is not seeking to “impose” the proportional representation electoral system on the country, while warning that Lebanon is “on the brink of the abyss” regarding the issue of the electoral law.

“It is not possible to impose an electoral law on Christians or on Druze should they reject a certain law,” Nasrallah stressed.

He noted that Lebanon's consensual democracy system “must be applied to the electoral law.”

“We must convince each other in order to reach a settlement over the electoral law,” Nasrallah urged.

“Let us all be modest and offer concessions to rescue our country,” he added.

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