Speaker Nabih Berri during a meeting with lawmakers on Jan. 24, 2018. (The Daily Star/ Parliament, HO)
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As parliamentary elections inch closer, doubts over them taking place seem to wane, Speaker Nabih Berri indicated Wednesday.The speaker went on to say that the Lebanese are adamant that elections will take place on time "despite some opposition from abroad".During the weekly meeting with MPs, Berri said that the country has "literally" entered the electoral phase.Lassen responded by stating the EU's position that elections should be held in a fair and timely manner.In September, President Michel Aoun signed a Cabinet decree to officially appoint the 11 members of the electoral supervisory committee as per the new electoral law agreed by the major parties last summer after years of wrangling.This comes after MP Akram Chehayeb told reporters after meeting with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Tuesday that the PSP leader, MP Walid Jumblatt, was going to declare the candidates Sunday.
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