MPs gather at the parliament as they attend the presidential election session in Beirut, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The presidential election session failed once again Thursday over lack of quorum, as Speaker Nabih Berri reiterated that Parliament would remain in open session until the end of the week to vote for a new head of state.Berri said that he would call Parliament into session at any time that a consensus candidate was agreed upon or a quorum of MPs was reached. The lack of quorum is bringing Lebanon ever closer to a presidential vacuum as President Michel Sleiman's term ends Sunday, after lawmakers have now botched five attempts to elect Sleiman's successor in less than a month due to a lack of quorum.
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