Speaker Nabih Berri, center, chairs a national dialogue session at his residence in Ain al-Tineh, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Speaker Nabih Berri has proposed that a parliamentary session be convened next month over preserving Lebanon's financial status, saying he will not need "more than 65 lawmakers" to revive the legislative branch.While Aoun is supported by Hezbollah, some of its March 8 allies and the Lebanese Forces, Frangieh is backed by Berri, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, MP Walid Jumblatt and some independent lawmakers.Berri suspended the year-long national dialogue talks earlier this month after the Free Patriotic Movement -- one of the talks' key participants -- threatened to boycott them.
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