It’s a bunny, no it’s a dog, no it’s a dog with bunny ears…
Well whatever it is, it may just be simpler than Speaker Nabih Berri’s new law proposal.
According to my interpretation or “weak” attempt at trying to understand the law, Berri’s proposal goes as follows:
64 Christian and Muslim deputies will be elected on the basis of the Orthodox Gathering law, while the remaining 64 deputies will be elected on the basis of the majoritarian system divided upon 26 electoral districts.
The division of districts on which the proportionality representation system will be founded remains to be determined (announced).
This is a classic case of what observers or political followers like to call the “Berri Surprise”, or “Berri’s Rabbit trick”…
Just when all political parties reach a deadlock, Berri comes to the “rescue”, adding a dash of the “Berri factor”; a substance only obtainable after one serves 21 years as House Speaker and happens to be as law proficient as the Speaker is!
Well, a little confusion never hurt anybody!
This law/dog/bunny is having an identity crisis but so is the entire country, no?
Well, it seems though I’m not the only one twisting my wits trying to understand it, check out BlogBaladi’s interpretation of the above said law.
As posted in yesterday’s blog [So is blogging dead? Super Geek begs to differ] I mentioned how Telecom Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui announced the latest addition to the Lebanese online community hailed as “Super Geek”. According to the Minister’s short announcement via Instagram, “Super Geek is a young Lebanese Geek turned Super Hero… His Mission is to lead the Young Lebanese Digital Lobby to instill change in Lebanon and the World……
On Tuesday evening Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui put tweeps and facebook followers in a state of suspense for a grueling hour or so, until I personally lost interest. Notwithstanding, I finally caught up with the news, thanks to those who blogged about it.
If you are an avid blog follower or just a facebook regular, then you have probably heard of the Fouad Boutros Highway; a project which has recently been given the green light to rip the heart of Beirut to pieces, literally.
Civil society activists organized a demonstration on Hamra Street Friday morning whereby a number of funerary vehicles were driven through the street. The activists also held banners denouncing the lack of compliance with the law banning smoking in public places.
Science fiction could soon become a reality with glowing plants lighting our streets instead of light bulbs.
Watch the video below for more details.
The 7th of May means a lot of things to a lot of people…
It wasn’t long after Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel made those famous remarks rejecting, nay criminalizing homosexuality in Lebanon that the online community reacted fiercely.
While the many of you are taking a well-deserved day off, and rightfully so, the select few (such as myself) have gone off to work since news never takes a holiday.