Lawmakers attend Parliament session in Downtown, Beirut, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanese Forces MP Strida Geagea held rival Christian parliamentarians responsible for obstructing election of the sole Arab Christian president, as Parliament failed for the ninth time in a row to fill the country's top post.As predicted prior to the session, the vote could not be held as lawmakers from the March 8 coalition boycotted the vote over a lack of a consensus candidate to succeed former President Michel Sleiman whose six-year-tenure ended on May 25 .However, only 57 lawmakers were present Wednesday, compared with 65 and 75 in previous sessions.
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