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Sources close to Speaker Nabih Berri told Al-Joumhouria that Berri is convinced that there are no signs that the presidential election will take place in the foreseeable future.Berri has raised fears that if some parties remain adamant on holding parliamentary elections despite the presidential vacuum, while others insist on holding the presidential election, this could thwart any decision either way and thus disrupt election or extension plans, leading to a legislative vacuum. And since Berri is aware of the difficulty in reaching agreement on a new election law, he has expressed support for extending Parliament's mandate to avoid a legislative vacuum.
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