File - Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri casts his vote to elect the new Lebanese president in the parliament building in downtown Beirut April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Joseph Eid/Pool
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Speaker Nabih Berri said Thursday there was still time to break the three-month-old presidential deadlock and for parliamentary elections to be held to avoid a possible extension of Parliament's mandate.Asked to comment on the draft proposal presented by MP Michel Aoun's Reform and Change bloc to elect the president by a popular vote, Berri said this matter required an amendment of the Constitution.Berri's remarks come after Parliament on Aug. 12 failed for the 10th time in four months to elect a new president over a lack of quorum, raising fears of a prolonged vacancy in the country's top Christian post.Speaking after the weekly meeting of the Change and Reform bloc chaired by Aoun, Bassil Wednesday likened the exodus of Christians from Iraq to the vacancy in the top Christian post in Lebanon, saying that the FPM rejected the absence of "indigenous Christians" from Mosul and Baabda Palace.
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