Gemayel Suspects Deal to Extend Parliament's Term, Keep 1960 Law

Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel on Saturday questioned the government's failure to approve a new electoral law within the binding deadlines, blaming all political forces for the ongoing fiasco. "Why are you laying the blame on each other? You are all responsible, without exception, for the failure to endorse a vote law," Gemayel said during a dinner held by the Kataeb's Batroun department.

Berri to Propose Voting System Next Week

Speaker Nabih Berri refuted claims that parliamentary void is constitutionally impossible to happen, deeming such allegations as a "mere heresy". "The Constitution is clear. Such interpretations are a mere heresy and nonsense," Berri told Al-Joumhouria newspaper, saying that those who spread these allegations know nothing about the law and the Constitution.