The Lebanese cabinet resumed on Monday discussions on a draft electoral law proposed by Interior Minister Marwan Charbel but could meet again one last time to approve the proposal, local Naharnet news website reported.
The majority of ministers have announced their approval of proportional representation but those loyal to Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat have said they reject proportionality.
Another crucial issue during today’s session was Charbel’s proposal to resolve the problem of cannabis farmers in the eastern Bekaa valley.
An Nahar daily said that Charbel has already informed Miqati about his suggestions that include financial compensation and helping farmers grow alternative crops.
The residents of the eastern town of al-Yammouneh ended on Sunday their sit-in that was aimed at protesting the Internal Security Forces’ destruction of cannabis fields.
According to An Nahar, Miqati is determined to resolve their case on the basis that if the government can spend on the fields’ destruction, then it can allocate these funds to help the farmers grow other crops or cannabis used for medical purposes.