Commenting on the draft electoral law approved by the Lebanese government during its meeting today, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said: "The least that can be said about this draft law is that it is directed against more than half of the Lebanese, and let it be clear from the beginning that this project is unacceptable and will not pass."
He added: "The government presented a draft law made to suit Hezbollah and its allies, whether through proportionality or through the division of the constituencies. If approved in Parliament, the law will deliver the political and national decision in full to the group that holds the government's decision today.
I had a long phone call today with President Michel Suleiman, and expressed my total refusal of the "smuggling" of the draft law through a government that - he is well aware of this- represents less than half of the Lebanese people. I therefore hold the President accountable for what happened and its political implications, along with the Prime Minister who's responsible of covering this heresy against democracy and against the groups that he claims to represent".