File - Speaker Nabih Berri heads a Parliament session in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday postponed Lebanon's presidential election to Jan. 28 after legislators failed for a 17th time to elect a new head of state amid lack of consensus.MPs from the Hezbollah-led March 8 have boycotted the election sessions due to lack of consensus on a presidential candidate.Quorum was met during the first legislative session to elect a president in April, but no candidate received enough votes to win. Seven 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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