The Maronite bishops council hoped on Friday that officials would set as a priority reaching an agreement over a new parliamentary electoral law, stressing that the elections should be held on time. They said in a statement after their monthly meeting: “We believe it is our national duty to reject the 1960 electoral law because it does not ensure fair representation.” They also opposed any amendment to the 1960 law, “because it resulted in representation that violates coexistence.” An amended version of the law was adopted during the 2009 parliamentary elections. [Link]