"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Aoun May Call National Dialogue or Consecutive Cabinet Sessions on Electoral Law- Naharnet

President Michel Aoun might call for a national dialogue among the leaders of the political parties in Baabda or he might agree with Prime Minister Saad Hariri on holding consecutive cabinet sessions, with the aim of reaching consensus over a new electoral law before the March 21 deadline, a media report said on Wednesday.
“The upcoming period could witness an important development in terms of changing the discussion mechanisms that are being implemented to reach a political understanding on a new law,” An Nahar newspaper quoted unnamed sources as saying.
The new mechanisms “might speed up efforts to end the crisis, which can no longer withstand further delay caused by futile mechanisms, such as the experience of the four-party committee that has failed to reach the minimum level of agreement on numerous proposals,” the sources added.
The sources said that two scenarios seem to be likely to resolve the crisis.