Lebanon vote delayed again

Lebanon's parliament has again failed to elect a president, postponing the vote for a week - the eighth delay since the first attempt to vote in Michel Suleiman as the new leader.

Lebanon vote delayed again
Nabih Berri, the parliament speaker, announced the postponement in a terse statement on Monday, saying that the session would resume on December 17.

Suleiman, the army chief who has the support of rival political blocs, needs parliamentary approval and a constitutional amendment before he can assume the post.

The postponement came after the majority coalition of 68 legislators said they would boycott Tuesday's session.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Aralık 2007, 15:04