Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi Friday renewed his call for a new electoral law that would allow the people to choose their representatives and hold them to account, saying that it must pave way to all local factions to enter the Parliament.
President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri will unlikely sign the decree calling on the electorate to participate in the upcoming parliamentary polls, a local newspaper reported. "Definitely, President Aoun will not sign the decree calling on voters to participate in elections when the decree is sent to Baabda Palace,” an official source at the presidential palace told The Daily Star. “Signing the decree will mean the president agrees to holding the elections under the current  law.
President Michel Aoun said on Monday that the presence of Hezbollah's arms is linked to the liberation of the remainder of the occupied Lebanese territory, adding that the party doesn't use its weapons to deal with internal political affairs.