Berri awaiting 'official nominations' to call for presidential vote


Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has said that he is awaiting for “official or public nominations” for the presidential election in order to call for a voting session.

“So far, there is only one candidate, who is Michel Mouawad, amid talk about several candidates, but so far there are no other official candidates other than MP Mouawad. When the nominations become complete, I will call for an electoral session and let the best candidate win,” Berri said in an interview with al-Liwaa newspaper.

Decrying that the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces have rejected his calls for dialogue over the president, Berri stressed that “nothing positive can happen if people don’t talk to each other.”

“Without dialogue, the result will be further paralysis of the country,” the Speaker warned.

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