Sunday, May 19, 2013

No electoral law: Lebanon's parliament 'in overtime'

 'Awaiting salvation from Syria!'
"... Because deputies were deadlocked over a new elections law, the likelihood of extending Parliament’s four-year mandate, which expires on June 20, reached the level of near-certainty even if Berri voiced his opposition to an extension. “I don’t have any desire for an extension [of Parliament’s term] even for one day,” he declared, adding: “I reject the talk about an extension for six months or four years. For my part, [an extension of Parliament’s term] is out of the question and poses a danger to democracy.” (wink, wink)..."

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