Lawmakers gather at the General Assembly hall for a a third round of presidential election, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Speaker Nabih Berri adjourned Wednesday the second round of presidential election after several lawmakers boycotted the Parliamentary session, which failed to secure quorum.MP Bahia Hariri was the first lawmaker to leave the hall minutes before the speaker adjourned the session and scheduled the third round of presidential election for May 7 .During talks with Berri, Abu Saab briefed the speaker on Tuesday's meeting between former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil, dispatched by MP Michel Aoun, head of the Free Patriotic Movement.Bassil and Hariri agreed during a meeting in Paris Tuesday to work on ensuring that the presidential election is held on time and to continue bilateral contactsMP Ziad Aswad, Aoun's Change and Reform bloc, said he would not attend the session.MPs in Aoun's bloc, the second largest after Future bloc, boycotted the session in a bid to pressure the March 14 coalition to abandon their support of Geagea.
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