Lebanese presidential election put off again

March 10th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by admin  

Xinhua
Beirut, March 10 (Xinhua) Speaker of Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri Monday postponed the parliamentary session, which was scheduled to elect a new president, till March 25. This is the 16th postponement since president Emile Lahoud ended his term in November.

The secretariat of the Lebanese Parliament issued a statement, saying the speaker postponed the session till March 25.

Members of parliament from both the ruling coalition and the opposition Sunday had released a statement, excepting another delay in the presidential election.

The new date set for the election session is four days prior to the Arab summit to be held in Damascus March 29-30.

Arab countries, mainly Saudi Arabia and Egypt, have set election of a new Lebanese president, as a precondition to attending the summit.
Xinhua

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