Aoun: Election law based on proportionality gateway to reform, justice

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, emphasized that the endorsement of an electoral law based on proportionality forms the gateway to reform and secures justice between the majority and the minority.

“Verbal bickering does not lead to an outcome,” President Aoun said in front of a delegation of the Lebanese Communist Party, led by its Secretary General Hanna Ghareeb, stressing the need for finding a solution in this regard.

Aoun underlined his commitment to bring about the desired change, saying “We shall proceed with our struggle until we attain truthful popular representation and rule clear of personal interests, in a bid to build the state and create a powerful system.”

Ghareeb, for his part, congratulated President Aoun on his assumption of the presidency, saying “he gave hope to the Lebanese of the ability to get extricate out of the current crisis and open the door in front of a real and effective change.”

Aoun also met with Minister of State for Planning Affairs, Michel Pharoun, where they held a tour d’horizon on various political affairs, particularly the ongoing contacts to agree on a new election law, as well as the work of the Ministry.

The current financial and economic situation in the country highlighted talks today between President Aoun and the Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, who confirmed to the president that “the financial situation is stable.”

Salameh assured that potentials are available to finance the economy.

Aoun later met respectively with a delegation of the Democratic Secular Party, Head of the National Centre in the North Kamal Khair, Ashrafieh Merchants’ Committee, and Chairman and Board members of the General Organization for Housing.