Lebanon’s parliament approves bringing parliamentary elections closer to March 27

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  Head of the Future Movement, Saad Hariri (The New Arab)</p><div><p>Today, Tuesday, the Lebanese parliament approved a measure <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/search?search_api_fulltext=%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A9%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A9&field_publish_date%5Bmin%5D=&field_publish_date%5Bmax%5D=&sort_by=search_api_relevance" title="الانتخابات النيابية اللبنانية" rel="noopener">Parliamentary elections</a> On the 27th of next March, after the issue was put to the vote during the plenary session called by the Speaker of Parliament <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/search?search_api_fulltext=%D9%86%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%87%20%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%8A&field_publish_date%5Bmin%5D=&field_publish_date%5Bmax%5D=&sort_by=search_api_relevance" title="نبيه بري" rel="noopener">Nabih Berri</a>.

The head of the Strong Lebanon bloc, Representative Gibran Bassil (the son-in-law of the President of the Republic), objected in the session to bringing the parliamentary elections closer, attributing the reason to “the stormy weather conditions and the time of fasting for the Christian community,” and announcing that he would object to this before the Constitutional Council.

Bassil’s position necessitated the intervention of Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to confirm that the vote on the clause to bring the elections closer and hold them on March 27 instead of May 8, 2022 “has been done and certified”, which raised the level of discussion between the two parties, which is repeated in each session due to the relationship Bad that brings Brie and Basil.

On October 7, the joint parliamentary committees agreed to bring the election date forward to March 27 instead of May 8, 2022, with the reservations of the “Strong Lebanon” bloc headed by Basil, who expressed in more than one position “fears that he would open up talk about Simple amendments to the electoral law are the door to entering into basic amendments that undermine principles.”

Bassil said, during his party’s event, last Saturday, “The manipulation of the elections and its law began. The elections did not take place in March, and they cannot take place in such weather in the mountains and in these conditions of fuel, electricity, heating and transportation, which is difficult and expensive in high and remote areas and does not occur during fasting time.” Among Christians,” he warned against exposing the electoral process to any complexity or danger.

At the session, today, Tuesday, Prime Minister Najib Mikati confirmed that he will make “every effort to complete the parliamentary elections on time, to secure all logistical matters, and to make the process transparent and sound.”

The House of Representatives has been holding since the morning in a plenary session called by Berri to elect two secretaries and three commissioners.





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