Parliament’s Bureau counts votes under Berri’s supervision.
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However, according to a high-ranking Lebanese official, Wednesday's session was a good start for the election process and democracy as a whole, even if it occurred outside the regional and international context.In his opinion, the seven ballots cast naming the victims of the Lebanese Civil War reflect the deep divisions between Lebanese politicians, which appears to be resistant to clemency. In this regard, diplomatic circles were advised not to bet on delaying presidential elections until September – so important regional developments could be settled.The diplomatic circles also warn of a crisis in the system, for with the absence of executive and legislative authorities, what is left but anarchy.
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