Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri heads a Parliament session in Beirut, Thursday, March 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Speaker Nabih Berri said Wednesday he was eager to hold a successful Parliament session to elect Lebanon's new president, as possible candidate Samir Geagea began revealing details of the policies he would implement if elected.MPs attending Berri's weekly meeting with lawmakers Wednesday quoted the speaker as saying that he was keen on working to hold a Parliament session to elect a president. The lawmakers also said Berri informed them that he would call for a three-day legislative session to convene next week with a long agenda. If held, next week's session would be the first legislative session since 2012 . Commenting on Parliament's session last week that debated the Cabinet policy statement, Berri said he tried his best to preserve calm during the discussions."If we have various candidates, then divisions will emerge within the March 14 coalition," Marouni said.For his part, Maronite Patriach Beshara Rai called on Berri to convene Parliament as soon as possible in order to begin voting on a possible candidate.
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