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Beirut– Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that the new electoral law “might not fulfill all our ambitions, but represents a major breakthrough in the political path and a shift to the [proportional] system after 91 years of majoritarian systems.”

Aoun also stressed that the parliamentary elections would be held on time.

For his part, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said that the Lebanese have, for the first time, produced an electoral law that was “made in Lebanon”, stressing that the current law was the fruit of a “deep Lebanese political dialogue.

The statements of Aoun and Hariri came during a Cabinet session held on Wednesday at the Baabda Palace.

A meeting between the president and the premier preceded the session. The two officials tackled latest developments in the country and the region.

In a statement, Information Minister Melhem Riachi quoted Aoun as saying that the elections would be held on time. He also called for an awareness campaign to explain the new law for the public.

On a different note, the Lebanese president underlined the need to implement the electricity plan in the nearest time possible.
Hariri, for his part, called for a positive approach to the electricity issue.

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