In the United States, Congress is the government
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on March 19, 2009
Sometimes I love Naharnet.
Here is its take on the Lebanese Parliament’s voting to lower the national voting age to 18 (sadly, not until 2010, for the same lame procedural reasons that are slowing down absentee voting):
Parliament threw the ball into the government’s court on Thursday after it unanimously approved a draft law to lower the voting age to 18 effective in the 2010 municipal elections. Legislators voted in favor of amending article 28 of the constitution to lower the age of voting from 21 to 18.
I know that Lebanon has two types of laws: legislated laws and decrees.
But how is the Lebanese Parliament considered separate from the Lebanese government?