Aridi from Bkirki: PSP to Declare Law Format on Saturday


Progressive Socialist Party MP Ghazi al-Aridi announced that the party will declare on Saturday a new electoral law format that “ensures partnership,” the National News Agency reported Friday.

Aridi, dispatched by PSP leader Walid Jumblat, spoke from Bkirki after meeting with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi, he said: “The PSP will declare a new format on Saturday.”

“I have briefed the Patriarch that tomorrow we will announce a voting system format which we believe ensures partnership, preserves proper representation, justice and equality among the Lebanese,” he said.

“We want to invest every moment between now and the fifteenth of May to complete open discussions with all partners without exception. It is no secret if I say that we have held during the past days open sessions, away from the media spotlight, with all the key partners to confirm this outlook,” added Aridi.

He went on stressing: “We want to get to an understanding on a new electoral law. Other ideas may be put forward by other political forces as well. We are open to them and we will be partners in discussing them.”