"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)



Friday, February 10, 2017

Arslan Adheres to Proportional Electoral Law, Says 1960 Law Unfair for Druze- Naharnet

Minister for the Displaced Talal Arslan stressed on Friday that the 1960 electoral law does not provide just representation for the Druze community while proportional representation does, the National News Agency reported.
“The 1960 electoral law does not achieve justice for Druze lawmakers,” said Arslan during a meeting with President Michel Aoun.
Heading a delegation from the Lebanese Democratic Party, Arslan added: “Under the 1960 majoritarian law the Druze votes can secure two MP seats out of eight at the parliament," the remaining six MPs would succeed with the votes of other sects.
Arslan's position comes to contradict a stance made by influential Druze leader MP Walid Jumblat.
Jumblat had said that proportional representation marginalizes the Druze which constitutes a major component of the Lebanese community.