18-10-2019 04:14 PM Jerusalem Timing

Lebanon: Presidential Election Postponed till March 2

Lebanon: Presidential Election Postponed till March 2

Parliamentary session aimed at electing a new Lebanese president was adjourned till March 2 due to lack of quorum.

Parliamentary session aimed at electing a new Lebanese president was adjourned till March 2 due to lack of quorum.

Parliament's Secretary General Adnan Daher postponed the parliamentary session to elect a president till the second of March, National News Agency reported.

Lebanese parliamentOnly 51 MPs arrived at the Parliament on Monday to attend the 35th session when two-thirds quorum, or 86 of Parliament’s 128, should be secured to convene the session, Lebanese media reported.

Speaker Nabih Berri had arrived Monday at the Parliament. He had last attended a session set to elect a new head of state in April 2014.

Last month, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed that the resistance party backs the head of Change and Reform bloc, General Michel Aoun for presidency.