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Parliament fails to convene for the ninth time

  • File - MPs Alain Aoun and Simon Abi Ramia arrive at the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri Tuesday postponed once again a series of legislative sessions due to a repeated boycott by lawmakers in both the March 8 and March 14 coalitions.

The session, the ninth to fail to convene in a seven-month period, was adjourned until March 4 due to a lack of quorum.

Parliament has failed to convene since Berri first called for sessions in June after extending Parliament’s term.

The majority of parliamentary blocs object to discussing a number of the 45 draft laws listed on Parliament's agenda.

Many boycotting parties argue that under a resigned government, Parliament can only convene to discuss urgent issues.

 
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