Geagea says ‘unacceptable’ to re-elect Berri as speaker

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea told Al-Akhbar newspaper in remarks published on Thursday that Nabih Berri could not remain the speaker of parliament after the upcoming elections. “Despite our respect towards him, we cannot accept Berri as speaker of parliament due to his current political alignment,”

Berri denied discussing Boutros proposal with Suleiman

Speaker Nabih Berri denied in remarks published on Thursday discussing the Fouad Boutros electoral proposal with President Michel Suleiman. “ The reports regarding agreement with the president over the adoption of the Boutros electoral law is devoid of truth,” Berri told Al-Akhbar newspaper, adding that the issue never came up during his discussion with the […]

Aoun meeting with Berri over cabinet crisis

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun is currently meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri at his residence in Ain el Tinah in west Beirut. Berri is reportedly trying to intervene to end the cabinet crisis. Labor Minister Charbel Nahhas a member of Aoun’s Change and Reform bloc refuses to sign the decree on transportation allowances […]