Lebanese presidential vote goes to 2nd round

By REUTERS
October 31, 2016 12:43

 
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BEIRUT - A Lebanese presidential election went to a second round on Monday when former army chief Michel Aoun failed to secure the necessary two-thirds majority support in parliament to win it in the first round.

Aoun secured the votes of 84 MPs in the first round, two short of the 86 needed to win. He only requires an absolute majority of 65 votes in the 128-seat parliament to win in the second round.

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