Lawmakers gather at the General Assembly hall for a a third round of presidential election, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday adjourned to May 15 the Parliament session to elect a new president, after only 73 MPs had shown up by noon, for the third time in less than a month.MP Strida Geagea said the March 8 coalition should announce its own candidate rather than obstruct voting sessions.Geagea, head of the Lebanese Forces, also criticized the absence of Christian MPs, saying such a decision only hurt Christians in Lebanon and preventws the election of a "Lebanese-made" president.Berri and leader of the Progressive Socialist Party MP Walid Jumblatt met prior to the noon session.Berri also met with Salam, head of the Future bloc MP Fouad Siniora, former PM Najib Mikati and Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk.
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