Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi criticized on Thursday the political authority in Lebanon for failing to approve a new parliamentary electoral law, reported the National News Agency.


He said before a delegation from the Bekaa city of Zahleh: “It is shameful that the politicians have been incapable of reaching an agreement over a new law.” “The elections are expected to be held this year and the Lebanese people are in need of a law that meets their aspirations,” he stressed. The government approved in August an electoral law based on proportional representation and 13 districts. [Link]