Political fractions in Lebanon are debating a new electoral system based on proportional representation for next yearâ€™s parliamentary elections,
The new system proposed by Interior Minister Marwan Charbel has been considered a way out of the current method which is based on a 1960 law.
Director of the Beirut center for research and information Abdo Saad says that the new electoral system would ensure fair representation, a Press TV correspondent reported on Friday.
â€œProportion representation is the only system that gives fairness and justice to the communities,â€ Saad said.
Under the proportional system, Lebanon would be divided into 10 to 14 medium-sized electorates.
However, Lebanese opposition March 14 coalition has refused the draft law, but says it is ready to debate the law.
Many fear that the debate on a new electoral law would seriously affect the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2013.
Sixty-one members of parliament have already declared that they support the reform of the election system, but the law needs four more votes.