Gemayel Calls for Holding Early Parliamentary Elections, Shortening Parliament's Term

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Gemayel Calls for Holding Early Parliamentary Elections, Shortening Parliament's Term

“The Lebanese people have to apply pressure on all the lawmakers they have elected to shorten the State’s term. It is an opportunity for them to bring new MP’s they can rely on in the next stage so as to improve the country’s situation,” Gemayel told New TV.

“There is a valid law on which we can hold the elections. If we were able to change it would be fine if not the elections must be held no matter what,” he said.

Gemayel stressed that people’s decision-making power will be restored, saying that there is a big role for the revolution and the people taking the streets tomorrow in re-establishing their presence on the ground.

In an interview with LBCI, Kataeb leader stressed that there are major decisions the Parliament and the Cabinet cannot take as they lack legitimacy, saying that the Parliament hasn’t renewed its legitimacy after October 17 revolution.

“Early parliamentary elections are required because people have lost their trust in the current authority. Thus, we have to shorten the Parliament’s term to renew the political life,” he said.

Gemayel slammed the general amnesty law proposed by the Parliament, saying that this proposal will lead to the release of more than 80% of the prisoners regardless of the classification of the crimes they have committed.

“It is not possible to put all criminals in the same basket; there are people who have committed serious crimes and have fought the army, thus their release will be very dangerous,” he added.

 

 

 

Source: Kataeb.org