Speaker Nabih Berri reads in Parliament a letter from President Michel Sleiman urging MPs to elect a new president, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (The Daily Star/ Mohammad Azakir)
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Speaker Nabih Berri Saturday slammed his critics highlighting that he was exerting every effort possible to reach a compromise over the necessity of holding the presidential election without further delay.Berri scheduled the next session to elect the new president to June 18 .Unconfirmed media reports, meanwhile, said that former Prime Minister Saad Hariri will hold talks next week with Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun over the presidential election. On Friday, Hariri spoke by telephone with Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt and it was agreed that the two leaders would meet in Paris at a later date, according to a statement released by Hariri's office.
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