Lebanon’s Presidential Vote Session On Hold Until Some Political Consensus Is Reached


Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, stated that calling for a presidential vote session without at least “some consensus” would be an “adventure.”

“This is my jurisdiction and when I assess that there is some sort of consensus, I will call for a session,” Berri said when asked by MP Paula Yacoubian about setting a date for a session to elect a new president.

“It would be an adventure to enter parliament without the presence of consensus but rather a rift, that’s why patience is needed on this issue, and I’m seeking some consensus, not unanimity,” Berri added.

MP Ali Hassan Khalil had earlier announced that Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri will call for a presidential vote session before the end of President Michel Aoun’s term on October 31.

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