"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Bassil: We've Buried 1960 Law, Ended Vacuum and Crushed Extension Attempt- Naharnet

Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil boasted Sunday that the FPM has “buried the 1960 electoral law, ended vacuum and crushed the attempt to extend parliament's term.”
“This is a victory for the FPM,” Bassil added from the Keserwan district.
“The FPM's founder has become the country's president and he has invoked his powers. We have witnessed that the president has the ability to use these powers, telling parliament that it has an extraordinary legislative session from June 7 to June 20 that is exclusively limited to devising an electoral law,” Bassil went on to say.
Turning to the law that the ruling political class has agreed on – proportional representation in 15 districts – Bassil said “it might not be the ideal law” but it allows Christians to “elect 50 out of 64 MPs instead of 31 under the 1960 law.”
“This is not a minor thing but it is not sufficient, that's why we will continue and fight because we want 64 out of 64,” the FPM chief added.