"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

Nasrallah Pressed Bassil on Extraordinary Session, Proportional Law- Naharnet

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah played a key role in persuading Free Patriotic Movement leader Jebran Bassil to accept an electoral law fully based on proportional representation and to seek President Michel Aoun's signature on a decree opening an extraordinary legislative session with the aim of appeasing Speaker Nabih Berri, media reports said.
“Hizbullah was decisive in telling Minister Jebran Bassil that it would not accept parliamentary vacuum even for a single minute and that it was necessary to issue a decree opening an extraordinary legislative session prior to the three-party meeting” in Baabda between Aoun, Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, informed parliamentary sources told pan-Arab daily al-Hayat in remarks published Sunday.
“Berri was informed of the outcome of the Nasrallah-Bassil meeting and he attended the presidential iftar banquet accordingly after realizing that the opening of the session was not a problem anymore,” the sources added.