Nabih Berri re-elected as Lebanon's Parliament Speaker

Berri re-elected for seventh times.

Nabih Berri re-elected as Lebanon's Parliament Speaker

Shia politician Nabih Berri was re-elected as Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament for the seventh time on Tuesday.

Berri, 84, the head of the Amal Movement, was the only candidate for the position. His re-election was supported by 65 votes against 23 in the 128-seat Parliament.

Berri’s re-election was backed by representatives of Hezbollah group, the Amal Movement, the Progressive Socialist Party led by Walid Jumblatt, and some independent lawmakers close to the March 8 alliance.

In 2018, Berri received 98 votes for the post.

Hüseyin Demir

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