Mashnouq: By-elections to take place under 1960 law

The by-elections would fill the vacant Maronite seat in Keserwan, previously occupied by President Aoun, and the Alawite and Greek Orthodox seats in Tripoli, which belonged to the late Badr Wannous and the resigned Robert Fadel.

13 July 2017 | 17:54

Source: Annahar

  • By Khaled Rajeh
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 13 July 2017 | 17:54

This picture shows President Michel Aoun sitting alongside Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouq during their meeting at the Baabda Presidential Palace. (NNA Photo)

BEIRUT: Parliamentary by-elections will take place in accord with the majoritarian 1960 law rather than the recently passed proportional-based electoral system, Interior Minister Nouhad Al Machnouq said Thursday after meeting with President Michel Aoun.

The by-elections would fill the vacant Maronite seat in Keserwan, previously occupied by President Michel Aoun, and the Alawite and Greek Orthodox seats in Tripoli, which belonged to late MP Badr Wannous and resigned MP Robert Fadel.

Under the 1960 law, Tripoli is considered one electoral district, as opposed to its inclusion of Minieh-Danniyeh under the new law. Similarly, Keserwan is independent of Jbeil under the old law.

The elections are expected to take place in September.


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