Berri Calls on Parliament to Convene on June 9 to Elect President

Speaker Nabih Berri set June 9 as a new session to elect a president, reported the National News Agency on Monday.

This will mark the sixth presidential elections session.

Four of the past five sessions failed to be held due to a lack of quorum at parliament given the March 8 alliance's boycott of the meeting due to the ongoing dispute with the March 14 camp over the elections.

“I will call for a parliamentary session on the first day of vacuum if there is a vacancy in the president's post,” Berri told lawmakers at the start of the last session that was held on Thursday.

“There is no need to specify certain dates for sessions because I am ready to invite MPs whenever I see that there would be quorum,” he said.

President Michel Suleiman's term ended over the weekend after six years in office.



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