Jreissati broaches with Valenciano report of European Mission for Observation of Elections

Caretaker Minister of Justice, Salim Jreissati, met on Thursday with head of the European Mission for the Observation of the Lebanese Legislative Elections, Elena Valenciano, in the presence of EU Ambassador to Lebanon, Christina Lassen.

Discussions focused on the mission's report on May 2018 elections and its recommendations.

Jreissati later stated that the recommendations in this report were consistent with those of the FPM and part of the government.

"I applauded the objectivity of this report, especially as Europe is a friend of Lebanon and has taken into account the transition from a majority system to a proportional one in elections," he said.

"We also discussed some of the observations cited in the report that would improve the electoral law," he added, before thanking the European mission for its efforts and for the report "which confirmed the neutrality of the state during the electoral process."

Source: National News Agency