It was remarkable how Nabih Berri, the speaker of the Lebanese parliament, announced that “reports about creating a vacuum in the first presidency (the presidency of the republic) at the hands of the second presidency (the speakership of the parliament) are not true,” during a press conference held on Saturday.
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Berri’s position came after the majority of Sunni and Christian MPs rejected the holding of a legislative session in the absence of an active executive. These MPs justified their position on the basis that prime minister-designate Tammam Salam has so far failed to form his cabinet; out-going prime minister Najib Mikati now heads a mere caretaker cabinet which does not have the right to appear before the parliament.