Parliament to elect joint committees members next week


Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called Wednesday for a Parliament session on Tuesday to elect the joint committees' members.

Berri had been re-elected as parliament speaker Tuesday for a seventh consecutive term, cementing his reputation as an immovable centerpiece of the country's political landscape.

The election of MP Elias Bou Saab as a Deputy Speaker and the election of the parliament’s two secretaries followed the election of Berri.

Intense political horse-trading is expected in the coming months, as observers have warned of protracted deadlocks during consultations to name a new prime minister and in the run-up to an election later this year to replace President Michel Aoun.

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