Electoral Law Reform is Limited to Partial Reforms

Electoral Law Reform is Limited to Partial Reforms

Minister of Justice Ibrahim Najjar told the Voice of Lebanon radio station on Friday that the reconciliation among Christians was slow in comparison to the reconciliation between Muslims.

He expressed regret that some Christian parties favored their political and electoral interests over national constants.

Najjar said that the electoral law, prepared by the Administration and Justice Commission, was limited to partial reforms, such the proposed changes in voter identification requirements.
He said that granting emigrants the right to vote from abroad and the female quota were not well discussed.

Najjar added that the decision of lowering the voting age needed a constitutional amendment.

He said that the disagreement over the issue of the head of municipalities’ right to run for candidacy was political, and will lead to a debate during the parliament’s session on Saturday.

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