Jumblat Meets Berri, Endorses Ferzli for Deputy Speaker

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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat on Sunday held talks in Ain el-Tineh with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

Jumblat was accompanied by MP Ghazi Aridi of his Democratic Gathering bloc.

After the meeting, Jumblat confirmed that the PSP's MPs will vote for Berri in a parliamnetary session widely expected to see the Speaker re-elected for a sixth term as head of parliament, a post he has occupied since 1992.

Jumblat also announced that he will instruct his bloc's MPs to vote for veteran politician Elie al-Ferzli for the deputy speaker post.

Ferzli, who is now close to President Michel Aoun, had served as deputy speaker in the past.

Berri and Jumblat have maintained good ties since the days of the 1975-1990 civil war.

Comments 5
Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 20 May 2018, 18:34

Boys move a half step to the left.

Missing rabiosa 20 May 2018, 18:35

The 2 warlords who effectively run Lebanon. Their scheming, wheelings and dealings all behind the scenes is what these 2 corrupt "zo'ama" are best at doing.

Thumb gebran_sons 21 May 2018, 11:42

Is this a snapshot from Godfather 4?

Thumb marcus 20 May 2018, 18:38

the bright faces of Lebanon's gloomy future.

Thumb thepatriot 21 May 2018, 04:31

All those who will vote Berri are thugs!