Friday, August 21, 2015

LF, FPM underline common stance on reactivating Parliament

BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun delegated MP Ibrahim Kanaan to discuss with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea the two parties' common stance on the Parliament legislation question Friday.

"The controversy is around the agenda. We believe that although many of the exceptional drafts are important, the ones related to the national pact and the authority's components is one of great national interest," Kanaan said after the meeting, held at Samir Geagea's residence in Maarab.

"They should be taken into consideration in addition to the other bills related to finance, which are also a national necessity."

The comments came to reiterate that two parties' MPs would only attend a Parliamentary legislative if its top two agenda items were the bills enacting a new electoral law and naturalizing Lebanese expatriates.

The two parties agreed on the stance in a joint document that Samir Geagea and Michel Aoun announced in June.

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