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Berri: Hariri, Nasrallah Left Door Open for Solutions

Although sharp-toned, the latest stances of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah “left the door open for solutions,” Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday.

Quoting the speaker after the weekly Ain el-Tineh meeting, MPs also said that Berri had informed Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil of his stance on the ideas the latter has proposed to resolve the so-called Sunni obstacle that is delaying the formation of the new government.

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Berri 'Praying' for Govt. Formation, Holds Back on Legislative Session

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced Wednesday that “all we can do is to pray for the government to be formed.”

Berri also warned over the economic situation in the country and the “dangerous developments” in the region, telling MPs that he prefers to hold back on a legislative session that he had intended to call for in light of “the current situation and circumstances.”

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Berri: No Problem on Policy Statement after Govt. Formation

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Wednesday reiterated that “the formation of a government has become more than a necessity,” warning over the economic situation in the country.

“There won't be a problem over the ministerial policy statement after the formation of the government, because its main lines will be based on the statement of the current government,” Berri told lawmakers during the weekly Ain el-Tineh meeting.

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Berri Sees 'Glimmer of Hope' in Govt. Formation Process

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced Wednesday that he sees a “glimmer of hope” in the Cabinet formation process, revealing that a meeting will be held later in the day between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri.

Noting that there seems to be “a balance in concessions” regarding the government, Berri said “the response to the Israeli threats lies in forming the government as soon as possible.”

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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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