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.