Aoun Says Chances Still Open to Agree on New Voting System
President Michel Aoun assured on Monday that chances are still available to agree on an electoral law for the upcoming parliamentary polls before June 19 when the term of the parliament ends.
“The possibility is still available until June 19 to agree on a new electoral law. We are always working to guarantee that the rights of all Lebanese components are met,” said Aoun.
“The path of reform is a long one. Improving what has been wearing off for more than 27 years can't be done in seven months,” he stressed.
Lebanon's parliamentary elections are originally scheduled to be staged between May 21 and June 21, but disagreement between political parties over a voting system to govern the polls might delay the polls.
The country has not organized parliamentary elections since 2009 and the legislature has instead twice extended its own mandate. The last polls were held under an amended version of the 1960 electoral law.