Jumblat Deems as 'Suicide' Boycott of Legislative Session
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat stressed that MPs of his parliamentary bloc will attend next week's legislative session, reported As Safir newspaper on Thursday.
He told the daily that a boycott of the meeting would be “suicide”.
The Lebanese Forces and Free Patriotic Movement have said that they will not attend the session because the parliamentary electoral law was not included on its agenda.
The Kataeb Party said it would not attend before the election of a new president for the country.
“The chance to hold a legislative session does not happen everyday,” remarked Jumblat.
“We should take advantage of it without delay and we should stop our self-destruction,” stressed the lawmaker.
Head of the Musatqbal bloc MP Fouad Saniora meanwhile denied to As Safir claims that the bloc will boycott the session if the LF and FPM did not attend.
“All sides must realize the importance of attending the meeting,” he said.
The Mustaqbal bloc sees the session as an opportunity to transport Lebanon to safety, given the financial dangers it is facing, added the former premier.
“We still have hope to resolve the boycott through political contacts,” Saniora said.
Speaker Nabih Berri had called for a legislative session to be held on November 12 and 13.
The parliament had last convened to address draft-laws on November 5, 2014.