Lebanon fails at seventh chance to elect a new president

Xinhua 2022:11:25.08:08

BEIRUT, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) — Lebanon’s parliament failed in its bid to elect a president for the seventh time on Thursday, as political parties failed to agree on finding enough support to fill the vacant presidential post, reports said the National News Agency.

No candidate won a two-thirds majority during the first session, attended by 110 MPs out of 128, while the second session was not held due to lack of a quorum.

In the first session, 42 votes went to MP Michel Mouawad, six votes to university professor Issam Khalife, two to former minister Ziad Baroud and one to Badri Vom.

Former President Michel Aoun’s term ended on October 31.

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