Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Parliament's latest session to elect a president failed, with observers saying lawmakers seem more focused on the fate of Tuesday's legislative session over the salary scale.Speaker Nabih Berri postponed the session to elect the new president to June 18, after it failed to convene due to a lack of quorum.However, only 64 lawmakers were present Monday, compared with 70 in previous sessions.Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt was absent from the session, the first one he has missed since Parliament started meeting to vote for a president.Former President Michel Sleiman renewed his call for the election of the new president away from the foreign intervention.
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