Maronite Bishops Urge Fair Electoral Law, Timely Polls, Bigger Support for Army

The Council of Maronite Bishops on Wednesday called on the new government to pass “a new and fair electoral law that ensures correct representation for all the components of the Lebanese society.”

In a statement issued after its monthly meeting, the council also stressed that the parliamentary elections must be held on time, urging the government to “strengthen the economic and financial situation and exert serious efforts to combat corruption in state institutions in society.”

Turning to the latest terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Cairo, Jordan, Iraq and Berlin, the bishops called on officials around the world to unite their efforts to “eradicate all forms of terrorism.”

The bishops also urged Lebanese officials to increase support for the army and security forces to enable them to continue their national missions.