Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri smiles during the second session of a national dialogue, in the Parliament building, downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Speaker Nabih Berri said Thursday a Parliament meeting to pass urgent draft laws would go ahead next week despite a possible boycott by the leading Christian parties over the exclusion of an electoral law proposal from the agenda.Berri's move came a day after Parliament's Secretariat approved an agenda that excluded an electoral law proposal, a divisive issue that could torpedo the legislative session.MP Yassin Jaber, a member of Berri's bloc, told The Daily Star that the speaker has secured more than 65 lawmakers to attend the legislative session and this is enough for a quorum.MP Samir Jisr from the Future Movement said his party would attend the legislative sessions. FPM MP Ibrahim Kanaan met with LF leader Samir Geagea at the latter's residence in Maarab to discuss the legislative sessions. MP Hagop Pakradounian said his Tashnag Party was still studying whether or not to attend the legislative sessions.
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