Speaker Nabih Berri is exerting efforts to boost women’s participation in parliament and lowering the voting age to18 years, according to An Nahar newspaper on Tuesday. “Women deserve to be represented at parliament… and we no longer hear about lowering the voting age to 18,” Berri told his visitors. Reforms in the electoral law don’t concern many candidates and officials “as they only desire to occupy the seats of parliament,” Berri said.In addition, he slammed the March 14 forces’ attempts to exploit the latest developments in Syria for their 2013 parliamentary elections campaigns. [Link]