Lebanese Forces MP Elie Keyrouz, right, listens to Change and Reform bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan during a presidential elections session at the Parliament in Beirut, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lawmakers failed for the eighth time Wednesday to convene and elect a new president for lack of quorum, prompting Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone the session for another two weeks.At 12:30 p.m., 30 minutes after the electoral session was scheduled to begin, there were only 64 MPs present in Parliament.For the first time, Berri and Prime Minister Tammam Salam did not show up to the session. Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea blasted Aoun for further obstructing the presidential election by proposing constitutional amendments, which he said would only prolong the vacuum.Geagea said in a televised news conference, minutes after Berri adjourned the session.Geagea, a presidential hopeful backed by the March 14 coalition, said Aoun's proposal was untimely and would indirectly enforce the vacuum, questioning the former general's motives. Aoun, the head of the second largest bloc in Parliament, has been March 8's undeclared candidate for the presidency.
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