Lebanese Forces Party chief, Samir Geagea, said on Monday that the new election law will be based upon a hybrid vote mode, which combines the proportional and majoritarian systems.

“This is what we are working on because this is a solution that satisfies most of the parties,” Geagea told an interview on “al-Hadath” TV channel.

“We and our allies will absolutely not accept to extend the mandate of the current Parliament and we will not accept to hold the legislative polls as per the 1960 law,” he underlined.

“We are working with the Free Patriotic Movement to reach a political action to prevent extension and to hold the legislative elections as per a new law; the legislative elections’ crisis is a political one and not technical,” he revealed.

Turning to Syria, Geagea maintained that “the Syrian regime cannot last forever.” “It can be given doses to extend its longevity but not forever. In the end, this regime will not persist.”

“Hezbollah got drained in Syria; and today, it is whether Iran or Russia that negotiates on the behalf of Syria and not Bashar al-Assad,” he continued.

He also maintained that the LF position from Hezbollah was still the same. “This does not prevent us from being in the same government in order to address people’s issues (…) in the end, there will only be the strong state in Lebanon.”

Furthermore, Geagea denied fresh statements by Iran’s Foreign Minister–who said that the election of the Lebanese president was the result of a Saudi-Iranian agreement–stressing that President Michel Aoun’s election was Lebanese-made “par excellence.”

Source: National News Agency

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Lebanese Forces Party chief, Samir Geagea, said on Monday that the new election law will be based upon a hybrid vote mode, which combines the proportional and majoritarian systems. 'This is what we are working on because this is a solution that satisfies most of the parties,' Geagea told...