Nasrallah said proportional representation
ensured just representation.
Earlier Sunday, Fayyad said the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition and the FPM would reject any draft law for this year's parliamentary polls if it was not based on proportional representation
"By adopting proportional representation
, it would allow people to stop following politicians based on their sect and force them to follow who is Lebanese first and foremost," he said.
Most have long concluded that proportional representation
, and therefore real democracy, cannot apply to their country because of the overall fear that demographic and confessional imbalances will transform the country from one that looks out to one that will espouse far narrower models.
Ministers of Hizbullah, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri's Amal Movement and the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) led by MP Michel Aoun voiced support for an election law based on proportional representation
with Energy Minister Jibran Bassil, Aoun's son-in-law, saying that proportional representation
should be "fair in which [Lebanese] at home and abroad are represented," AN NAHAR said.
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel, whose ministry oversees parliamentary and municipal elections, has also supported a system of proportional representation
, saying this system guarantees the best representation of the Lebanese.
Labour MP Gisela Stuart, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, also insisted that a referendum on proportional representation
would have been "an opportunity for real reform".
is already working well in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Current proposals for a form of proportional representation
represent nothing more than a fig-leaf (or smoke-screen) for the continuing shenanigans.
Last November, when they signed the comprehensive peace accord with Nepalese mainstream political parties, Maoist rebels to hold the constituent assembly election on the basis of a joint electoral system, meaning both the proportional representation
system and the first-past-the-post system, for which the commission on Sunday also extended the deadline for submitting nomination papers.
The focus of the former Olympic sprinter's speech was the controversy stirred up over proportional representation
when a party aide suggested it had dropped down their list of priorities.
In articles dating back to 1991, contributors of these articles, comments and rejoinders remark on the variety of electoral systems worldwide and their advantages and drawbacks, the strengths and weakness of proportional representation
and a series of case studies from southern Africa, Latin America, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Afghanistan and Iraq.