"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)



Sunday, June 04, 2017

Franjieh: Those who Invented Bizarre Laws Can't Celebrate Approval of Proportional Representation- Naharnet

Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh on Sunday slammed “those who invent bizarre laws” and yet claim victory when an agreement is reached on proportional representation, in an apparent jab at Free Patriotic Movement leader Jebran Bassil.
“People have a memory. Those who disavowed proportional representation and sought to drop it through inventing bizarre laws cannot consider themselves to be heroes when it gets approved,” Franjieh said during a Marada rally.
He also noted that Marada will have “candidates and friends” in all electoral districts in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Bassil had proposed several so-called hybrid laws that combine proportional representation with the winner-takes-all system, arguing that they would secure better “Christian representation.”