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Lebanon creates committee to draft new election law

[JURIST] Lebanon's cabinet Monday night approved the creation of a 12-member, half-Muslim, half-Christian committee that is charged with drafting a new election law. The country conducted elections in May and June [JURIST report] under the 2000 election law [official text in French], which was drawn up while Lebanon was under Syrian control and is said by critics to limit Christian representation and the general range of electoral choice [JURIST report]. The move is seen as a necessary step towards political reform following the April end to Syria's 29-year military presence in Lebanon. Reuters has more.

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