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Lebanon presidential election postponed to Dec. 10

File - Speaker Nabih Berri heads a Parliament session in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday postponed to Dec. 10 Lebanon's presidential election after legislators failed for a 15th time to elect a new head of state amid the ongoing political deadlock.

As in the previous 13 sessions, a lack of quorum due to a boycott by March 8 legislators forced the postponement of the election.

Quorum was met during the first legislative session to elect a president in April, but no candidate received enough votes to win.

Five months after the end of former President Michel Sleiman's term, Lebanon's parliamentary blocs have repeatedly failed to elect a new head of state.





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