Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam looks on during the 37th presidential election session at the parliament building in Beirut, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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The majority of Lebanon's parliamentary leaders Wednesday said they will attend all legislative sessions that Speaker Nabih Berri calls, but the election of a president still divides rival camps.Parliament's regular term began on March 22, and Berri seeks to get the legislative body functioning again.Tashnag leader MP Hagop Pakradounian expressed his party's willingness to attend any legislative session that Berri calls for.Change and Reform bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan said that lawmakers affiliated with the bloc will not attend any legislative session, reasoning that Free Patriotic Movement is against any violation of the National Charter, in regards to fair Christian and Muslim representation in the state.
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