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Lebanon presidential election adjourned to Dec. 2

MP Sami Gemayel walks into Parliament building, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday adjourned a presidential election vote to Dec. 2 due to lack of quorum.

Lawmakers have failed in 31 consecutive sessions to elect a successor to former President Michel Sleiman since his term ended May 25, 2014, amid a feud between the country's rival factions on a candidate accepted by both blocs.

The failure to elect a successor to Sleiman has plunged the country into a presidential impasse that has paralyzed Parliament and threatens to collapse the Cabinet.





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