Prime Minister Saad Hariri hailed the Lebanese officials' efforts to devise a new electoral law, describing it as an unprecedented move since the Taef agreement.
“It is the first time since the Taef agreement that we Lebanese sit together to agree on an electoral law and solve our issues by ourselves,” said Hariri during an Iftar for the economic, banking and industrial bodies on Monday at the Grand Serail.
“In the past, things were imposed upon us, starting with the budget, to the electoral law and the appointments. But after the assassination of my father, everything changed,” he added.
Hariri stressed that meetings are ongoing to achieve a new electoral law, which will be based on proportional representation and 15 electoral constituencies.