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Berri Says Parliament to Conduct Necessary Legislation if No Govt. Soon

Speaker Nabih Berri announced Wednesday that Parliament would resort to so-called “legislation of necessity” should the government take too long to be formed.

“The beginning of solutions is the presence of a national unity government that answers all questions and works to confront the challenges,” Berri told lawmakers during the weekly Ain el-Tineh meeting.

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Berri Says Joint Parliamentary Committees to Meet Thursday

Speaker Nabih Berri called on the joint parliamentary committees for a meeting on Thursday to resume discussing several projects and draft laws, the National News Agency reported on Monday.

Berri invited the Finance and Budget Committees, Administration and Justice, National Defense, Interior and Municipalities, National Economy and Trade, Industry and Planning, Agriculture and Tourism, Public Works, Transport, Energy and Water and Information Technology.

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Berri Slams Israel's 'Jewish Nation-State' Law as 'Attack on Humanity'

Speaker Nabih Berri on Friday condemned the Israeli parliament's adoption of a law defining Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people.

In a statement, Berri described the move as “another chapter of the ongoing aggression against Palestine and its people and their legitimate right to return and establish an independent state with holy Jerusalem as its capital.”

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Berri, Nasrallah Discuss Elections’ Outcome, Other Files

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah met with re-elected Speaker Nabih Berri on Friday evening where they “discussed the general situation in Lebanon and the latest developments on the Palestinian arena,” the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

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Berri: Consultations for 'Broad National Unity Govt.' to Begin Monday

Parliamentary consultations for the formation of a “broad national unity government” will kick off on Monday, Speaker Nabih Berri announced Thursday after meeting President Michel Aoun in Baabda.

“The government must be formed quickly because the economic situation is pressing,” Berri said, shortly after Saad Hariri was officially tasked with forming a new government.

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Speaker Nabih Berri, Great Survivor of Lebanese Politics

Famous for his quick wit and shrewd politicking, Hizbullah ally Nabih Berri is returning for a sixth consecutive term as speaker of Lebanon's parliament, making him one of the world's longest-serving legislative chiefs. 

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Berri Sources: Vote Plunged Lebanon into Dangerous Phase

The latest parliamentary elections have plunged the country into a dangerous phase due to the “sectarian incitement” that marred the electoral campaigns, sources close to Speaker Nabih Berri have said, while noting that “there is insistence on overcoming this situation after the polls.”

“The Baabda meeting between President Michel Aoun and Speaker Berri focused on key issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis, the economic situation and the regional situation,” the sources told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper in remarks published Sunday.

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Berri: Futility of Hegemony is One Lesson Drawn from these Elections

Speaker Nabih Berri made a televised interview on Monday after Sunday’s parliamentary elections, where he advised “big winners” in the polls to derive lessons that “hegemony is useless,” stressing that the “finance ministry will always have a Shiite minister.”

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Berri: Electoral Law Article on Voting Cards to be Amended

Speaker Nabih Berri has announced that Article 84 of the electoral law, which stipulates the use of magnetic voting cards, will be amended during Thursday's ongoing legislative session.

Authorities have failed to introduce the cards into this year's electoral process under the excuse of pressing deadlines and political disputes.

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Berri Says Voting a 'National Duty', Urges Massive Turnout

Speaker Nabih Berri stressed Tuesday that voting is a “national duty,” urging a massive turnout in the May parliamentary elections.

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