Al-Rahi Meets Aoun: We Won’t Accept to Reach Elections without New Law

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Thursday visited President Michel Aoun in Baabda and stressed that a new electoral law should be reached as soon as possible.

“After 12 years (from the 2005 elections), we cannot accept to reach the electoral juncture without a (new) law,” al-Rahi said after the meeting.

“This is shameful and the president categorically rejects it,” he added.

“We urge the parliament to perform its duty in organizing fair and comprehensive elections that prove that we are a democratic country in which all Lebanese forces are represented,” the patriarch went on to say.

He emphasized that it is not enough to repeat the “no to vacuum, no to extension and no to the 1960 law” slogan.