Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said that he would not convene a session to elect a new president unless the legislature implements reforms.
“I will not call for a presidential election session until after the reform laws required by the IMF have been adopted,” he said during a media briefing.
Lebanon restarted in January its negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which have been dragging since 2020.
An agreement was finally reached in April where the IMF will aid the country with $3 billion over four years on the condition that reforms are implemented.
The country’s political deadlock has made it difficult to negotiate and secure a deal with the IMF, which is crucial for the recovery of Lebanon’s economy.