13-12-2019 01:57 AM Jerusalem Timing

Lebanese Parliament Fails to Elect President, New Session on September 7

Lebanese Parliament Fails to Elect President, New Session on September 7

Once again, Lebanese parliament failed to reach the quorum to elect a president, more than two years into the country’s worst power vacuum.

Once again, Lebanese parliament failed to reach the quorum to elect a president, more than two years into the country’s worst power vacuum.

Lebanese parliament

Like the 42 preceding presidential election sessions, Speaker Nabih Berri was forced to postpone Monday's session due to a lack of quorum when just 20 MPs of the 128-member legislature showed up.

Two-thirds majority (86 MPs) is required to convene the session.

Three days of national talks with participation of all the political parties last week did not lead to reach a consensus to elect a new head of state yet.

With the end of Michel Sleiman's tenure in 2014, the Lebanese parliament has not decided on the next president.