Lebanon: Parliament re-elects Berri as speaker for 6th term

Lebanon's newly-elected parliament re-elected Amal Movement leader Nabih Berri as the Speaker of Parliament, as it convened its first official session in Beirut on Monday. This will be the 80-year-old's sixth term since 1992. Berri claimed 98 of the lawmakers' votes, with 29 MPs casting empty ballots and one ballot annulled. Lebanon's new parliament was formed following elections on May 6th... Еще, the first in nine years, which saw the old assembly dissolve after Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Future Movement lost one third of its in parliament seats.

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