PSP Says Parties Interested in Its Electoral Law Proposal as Aoun Welcomes It

The Progressive Socialist Party has said that several political forces have asked for copies of the electoral law format that the PSP has proposed.

“The party has started sending these copies to a host of parties and movements, such as the Free Patriotic Movement, al-Mustaqbal Movement and AMAL Movement,” PSP sources told al-Mustaqbal newspaper in remarks published Sunday.

President Michel Aoun has meanwhile welcomed the PSP’s proposal seeing as any new suggestion “might help in pushing for an agreement over a law,” the president’s visitors told the newspaper.

Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil had also welcomed the PSP’s move on Saturday, saying “any PSP proposal or ideas regarding the electoral law are something positive and a step forward.”

Speaker Nabih Berri is also expected to propose a new electoral law format next week.

The PSP’s hybrid electoral law formula calls for electing 64 MPs under the proportional representation system and 64 others under the winner-takes-all system in 26 districts.