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Mikati voices own reservations on Orthodox plan

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      Mikati voices own reservations on Orthodox plan
      January 09, 2013 10:35 AM
      The Daily Star

      BEIRUT: Prime Minister Najib Mikati voiced in remarks published
      Wednesday concerns that the Orthodox electoral proposal would eliminate
      equal power sharing between Muslims and Christians in the country and
      open the way for a tripartite system.

      “The Orthodox [Gathering] law might pave way for some parties to call
      for a tripartite system in the future, which could negatively affect
      Christians,” Mikati, who spoke to An-Nahar newspaper, said.

      The Orthodox Gathering proposal, which has been backed by Lebanon’s
      rival Christian parties, advocates that each sect elects its own
      lawmakers. It is based on a system of proportional representation with
      Lebanon as one electoral district.

      The prime minister said such a formula would damage Muslim-Christian
      partnership in the country.

      Mikati, whose government has endorsed an electoral draft law based on
      proportional representation with Lebanon divided into 13 electoral
      districts, said that lawmakers should agree on a law that guarantees
      fair representation for all Lebanese sects and factions.

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      http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/2013/Jan-09/201474-mikati-voices-own-reservations-on-orthodox-plan.ashx#ixzz2HW12cYd0
      (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)
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