De Freij urged Berri to convince his allies in the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition to end their boycott and attend a voting session to elect a new head of state. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The Future bloc will support the extension of Parliament's mandate only if Lebanon fails to elect a new president, Minister of State Nabil de Freij said Friday.Addressing Speaker Nabih Berri, de Freij said: "We ask him about [efforts] at disrupting the presidential election ... we are not with disrupting Parliament and we are not with Parliament's extension".He said the Future Movement supported the implementation of the Constitution. Lebanon has been without a president since May 25, when former President Michel Sleiman's term ended with lawmakers failing to elect a successor over lack of quorum.
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