Lebanese lawmakers attempt to elect president and end seven months of power vacuumwhich plunged the small Mediterranean country into a deep political crisis.
This session (12th presidential election) lost due to powerful parties and armed groups Hezbollah He dropped out at the end of the first round, breaking the 128-member quorum in the House of Commons. All MPs were present.
candidate for Hezbollah, Suleiman FrangeierDescendants by in-laws close to the ruling family Assad exist Syrialagging behind his opponent, blue jihadformer finance minister and government official International Monetary Fundin the first round of voting.
bluesupported by opponents Hezbollah and some of his nominal allies, by a vote of 59 to 51 Frankie, while 18 legislators cast blank votes, protest votes or voted for minority candidates. However, blue He fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to win in the first round.
In those 12 attempts, the last in January, lawmakers have failed to choose a replacement for the president. Michelle Aounallies Hezbollah His term ends at the end of October.
blue Supported by major Christian political parties in the country, free patriotic movementallied with Hezbollah Since 2006, Forza Lebanon is Hezbollah.
After the session fails, blue Thanks to those who voted for him, and expressed the hope that everyone will work together to “fight for Lebanon the next crisis”.
under a complex power-sharing agreement Lebanonthe president must be a Maronite Christian, the head of parliament must be a Shia Muslim, and the prime minister must be a Sunni.