Lebanese Parliament May Be Dissolved To Force New Elections

Middle East Eye

Deputy Speaker Elias Bou Saab is pursuing a parliamentary petition to dissolve Lebanon’s current parliament, aiming to break the impasse in the country’s presidential crisis.

Bou Saab had proposed early parliamentary elections as a way out of the current political deadlock. Opposition and Change MPs are expected to resist this move, fearing potential losses in upcoming elections.

Additionally, the Free Patriotic Movement, with its eight-member bloc that previously relied on Hezbollah’s support, may need to make concessions to maintain its significant presence.

Meanwhile, the Hezbollah-Amal duo is expected to regain lost seats in the Sidon-Jezzine and Marjeyoun-Hasbaya regions and compete for additional seats in various districts.

For this parliamentary petition to proceed, it must secure the signatures of at least ten MPs, followed by the approval of two-thirds of parliament’s members.

Subsequently, the parliament speaker would inform the Cabinet of the resolution, which also requires a two-thirds majority vote within the Cabinet for further progress.

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