House Speaker, Nabih Berri responded, on Tuesday responded during the parliament’s plenary session at the UNESCO Palace to MP Gebran Bassil who had promised to “appeal the change of elections date to March 27.”
“No one threatens me; I allow everything except for threats,” Berri said as responding to Bassil.
On the other hand, Berri had said in an intervention during the women’s quota discussions, “It is as if there are those who do not want wish to see an end to this country’s problems. Three years ago, the Development and Liberation bloc proposed a proportionality based law with Lebanon being one electoral district; it suggested a senate with equal shares between Muslims and Christians, reaching a civil state,” Berri said, adding that among the contents of the proposed law is a 20 women quota, which is similar to the current proposal.
The House of Parliament’s plenary session has winded up after approving an expatriate vote for 128 MPs.
However, the women’s quota proposal has lost its urgent discussion status.