For the sixth time, parliament fails to elect a new president for Lebanon

For the sixth time, parliament fails to elect a new president for Lebanon
For the sixth time, parliament fails to elect a new president for Lebanon

For the sixth time, parliament fails to elect a new president for Lebanon

The Lebanese parliament failed for the sixth time in the election of a new president of the country today, Thursday, because no candidate was able to get two-thirds of the MPs’ votes.

Today the sixth session of the Parliament to elect a President in Lebanon began, chaired by Speaker Nabih Berri.

The session was held after the quorum was reached, which requires the presence of 86 deputies out of 128 deputies.

Berri said MP Michel Moawad received 43 votes against 46 white papers and seven votes for Issam Khalifa, and the presidential nominee must win the votes of two-thirds of MPs in the 128-seat parliament on the first round.

Five previous parliamentary sessions were held to elect a president, the last being on November 10, and they failed to elect an ironclad president.

It is noteworthy that the term of office of former President Michel Aoun ended on the 31st of last month and Lebanon entered the phase of presidential vacancy.

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