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Lebanon continues without a president of the Republic

Lebanon continues without a president of the Republic

Beirut, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Once again, the Lebanese Parliament was unable to elect the next president of the Republic due to the absence of consensus among the political blocs.

Exactly one month before entering the stage of constitutional void, the eighth legislative session did not produce a new result in relation to the previous ones, since no candidate managed to obtain two thirds of the votes of the deputies.

Outside the body and behind closed doors, consultations continue between the political forces aimed to reach an understanding that would assure a quorum of two thirds and a majority of 65 votes in the intention of designating the new president of the nation, as reflected by the local daily Al-Binaa.

According to analysts, internal and external pressures will increase in the final stretch of the year or early next year to appoint the new representative of the Maronite Christian community, capable of occupying the position of head of State of the Lebanese Republic.

Today’s session was the fourth since the end of Michel Aoun’s mandate on October 31 and Lebanon faces another power void amid political disagreements, economic collapse and an interim government with limited powers.

Aoun, the longest-serving president at the time, took office at the age of 81, required 46 legislative sessions to complete a quorum in 2016, which ended 888 days of presidential vacancy.


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