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Lebanese Parliament Fails to Elect President on 40th Try

The Lebanese parliament failed again — on its 40th try — to choose a new president after only 39 members showed up for the electoral session Thursday, which was boycotted by parliament speaker Nabih Berri and most MPs from Hezbollah's political bloc. The country has been without a president since May 2014. The deputy speaker of parliament convened the electoral session in the absence of Berri and announced that legislators will meet June 23 to try again to elect a new...

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