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Lebanese Parliament Failed for Seventh Time to Electing New President

Thu 24 Nov 2022 | 01:07 PM
Ahmed Moamar

The Lebanese Parliament failed today for the seventh time in electing a President of the Republic after no candidate could obtain two-thirds of the votes of the deputies.

A short while ago, members of the Lebanese Parliament flocked to the parliament’s headquarters in Al-Najma Square in the center of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to participate in the seventh session to elect a new president for the country, which was called for by the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri.

Today's session is scheduled to begin at eleven o’clock Thursday morning, in case Attendance of two-thirds of the members of the Council by 86 deputies out of 128 deputies.

This comes in light of the continuing disagreements and solid political positions that have not yet reached the required consensus to end the presidential vacuum in the country.

It is noteworthy that no political party in Parliament obtained the necessary majority to pass a president without obtaining the votes of representatives from other political groups.

The first session to elect the President of the Republic on September 29 was attended by 122 deputies, while the last session held last Thursday was attended by 112 deputies.