65 lawmakers attended the session to discuss President Michel Sleiman's letter to Parliament. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
The original story misquoted Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan as saying that Hezbollah lawmakers would boyoctt Thursday’s Parliamentary session.
In fact, Hajj Hasan did not make such remarks.
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Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday said he was ready to call for a parliamentary session to elect a new president just as soon as quorum was met.The speaker's remarks came during a legislative session to discuss a letter President Michel Sleiman sent to the legislative branch, in which he urged lawmakers to avoid a vacuum in the country's top Christian post by electing a new president on time. Berri, who chaired Wednesday's session, said the Constitution gave Sleiman the right to send the plea to Parliament, which should convene to discuss its content.Although Hezbollah lawmakers boycotted Wednesday's session, MPs from Aoun's bloc attended, with some criticizing Sleiman because they believed the letter targeted them.
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