LF MP accuses Berri of dealing lightly with presidential vote 'obstructors'
Parliament is "not shouldering its responsibilities", charged lawmaker Antoine Habchi of the Lebanese Forces, before an eighth session that failed to elect a new president.
Habchi slammed the MPs leaving the session before the second round of voting, saying that "obstruction is not an acquired right."
In all eight sessions, pro-Hezbollah lawmakers left the session before the second round, causing a lack of quorum.
"The ball is in your court," Habchi told Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, adding that the obstructors are very "close" to the speaker.
The remark upset Speaker Berri who responded that among the MPs, he is the most keen to elect a president.
Habchi urged Berri to ask the MPs to stay in the session for the second round of voting.
"It is a dangerous situation but we're dealing with it very lightly, Habchi said.