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Bassil from Aana: For a new electoral law with expatriates representative members, one deputy per continent

Bassil from Aana: For a new electoral law with expatriates representative members, one deputy per continent

Sun 09 Nov 2014 at 23:25

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NNA – Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, called Sunday for a “new electoral law that allows for the representation of expatriates by having a member for each continent at the House of Parliament.”

Bassil’s words came during his West Bekaa tour, where he visited the village of Aana and met with its dignitaries, with whom he discussed prominent issues of concern at this stage.

“Lebanon is in need of a new electoral law that would allow for the representation of expatriates in Parliament, one deputy per continent, since expatriates are the true wealth of Lebanon,” stressed Bassil.

“We cannot deprive expatriates their right to vote, since without them the Lebanese economy could not stand,” explained Bassil.

While denouncing last Wednesday’s extension of the current Parliament Council’s mandate, Bassil disclosed that Lebanese parliamentary elections took place Sunday in Tripoli (Libya), Kuwait, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia.

“We must prove that the Lebanese can elect their representatives, and through determination, we can achieve our goal,” stressed Bassil.

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