Lebanon News

Boycott forces postponement of Parliament session

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri arrives at the National Dialogue session held at Baabda Palace, Lebanon, on Monday, June 25, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri Tuesday postponed once again a series of legislative sessions due to a repeated boycott by lawmakers from both the March 8 and March 14 coalitions.

The session, the tenth to be postponed in an eight month period, was adjourned due to a lack of quorum. A date for a new session has yet to be set.

The legislature has failed to convene since Berri first called for sessions in June after extending Parliament’s term.

The majority of parliamentary blocs object to discussing a number of the 45 draft laws listed on Parliament's agenda.





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