Lebanon's Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem is pictured during an interview with Reuters at his office in Beirut's suburbs, Lebanon August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
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Hezbollah's deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem Monday called for "timely [Parliament] elections" and the resolution of other pressing issues in Lebanon, the state-run National News Agency reported.Parliament elections are scheduled for May 2018, following three term renewals since 2013 .Speaker Nabih Berri has previously stated that Parliament will convene "between July 10-15" with the salary scale and draft 2017 state budget the key items on the agenda.Parties represented in Parliament remain divided over how to fund the salary scale.
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