Bernie: Not how Leb. Political System works. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • kunta
    • 13.01.11 | 18:13 (IST)

    Please read about their elections. Each election in a district is for a slate of candidates belonging to different religions as per ratios defined many years ago and which everyone is afraid to touch. Each voter votes for a slate of candidates which includes Christian/Shia/Sunni/Druze as per the ratio in that district. So, Hariri will have his slate and alliance of candidates that includes Shia, Sunni, Druze, etc, and Hezbollah will have its own slate and alliances that will include Sunni, Christian, Druze, etc.. The 50% Christian ratio of seats is mandated by law not the outcome of an actual election.

    from the article: Hezbollah exit from Lebanon government carefully planned
    First published 00:46 13.01.11 | Last updated 00:46 13.01.11
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