Berri Affirms Quorum Secured at Confidence Vote Session
Speaker Nabih Berri stressed on Tuesday that the Parliament session dedicated for a Cabinet confidence vote and discuss the Policy Statement secured quorum with 67 lawmakers attending at the opening.
He said lawmakers of the Strong Republic bloc, MP Setrida Geagea, of the Lebanese Forces party joined after that.
In a tweet, Kataeb MP Sami Gemayel said the session was unconstitutional because it convened without securing quorum.
“Opening the confidence session without quorum violates internal laws, is unconstitutional and draws a blow to democracy and challenges Lebanese protesters,” he said.
A two-thirds quorum of Lebanon's 128-seat Parliament is needed to push
through major initiatives such as a Cabinet confidence vote.