Telecommunications Minister, Boutros Harb, said on Tuesday that the prevailing conditions did not allow the adoption of a proportionality-based electoral law because “it paves way for sectarian federalism.”
The Minister said that he’d rather opt for Kataeb Party’s proposal “for it allows the growth of political parties with programs.”
Interviewed by the Voice of Lebanon radio station, Harb feared the collapse of the Lebanese Republic in case Parliamentary elections were held before Presidential elections.
“If we hold legislative elections at the absence of a president, then who will form a cabinet?” the Minister wondered.
Moreover, Harb said that Lebanon’s political history was an outright proof that promises and pledges were of no value.
“Despite Speaker of the House Nabih Berri’s honest intentions and willingness to garner guarantees from all the political forces to elect a president right after parliamentary elections, the history of political relations in Lebanon has proven that pledges are always taken lightly,” he added.
Source: National News Agency