Lebanon postpones presidential elections after failure to muster lawmakers

September 25, 2007 11:34

Lebanon's parliament on Tuesday put off a session to elect a new president until next month after the legislature failed to muster enough lawmakers because of an Hizbullah-led opposition boycott. The announcement was made by a parliamentary official in the chamber after the bell rang three times to call the lawmakers into session. Lawmakers from the pro-government majority were in the chamber for 30 minutes, but many opposition members, who gathered in the building, stayed in the hallways. The gathering in parliament was held under tight security after last week's assassination of a legislator from the majority.

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