File - Speaker Nabih Berri heads a Parliament session in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A Parliament session to elect a new president will not be held Wednesday over a lack of quorum, in the 15th aborted attempt to break the political deadlock that has left Lebanon with no head of state for nearly six months.Speaker Nabih Berri said Wednesday's session was doomed to fail. The parliamentary Future bloc, meanwhile, called on the rival factions to reach an agreement to elect a president, warning that the continued vacuum in the top Christian post would throw the country into further political and security chaos. The Future bloc last week offered to reach a compromise with its March 8 rivals over electing "a strong and consensus president," in the latest attempt to resolve the presidential crisis.MPs have failed in 14 attempts since April to elect a president over a lack of quorum as the March 14 coalition and the rival Hezbollah-led March 8 bloc remain split over a candidate for the presidency.
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