Lebanon can’t withstand state of suspension: Speaker Berri

Published October 23, 2019, 7:42 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Reuters

BEIRUT – Lebanon cannot withstand its current state of “suspension”, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday, Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV reported, on the seventh day of anti-government protests that have paralyzed the country.

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri chairs a parliamentary session in downtown Beirut, Lebanon July 16, 2019. Picture taken July 16, 2019.  (REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri chairs a parliamentary session in downtown Beirut, Lebanon July 16, 2019. Picture taken July 16, 2019. (REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

“The country cannot bear remaining suspended and we fear a vacuum and noting else,” Manar cited Berri as telling MPs in his parliamentary bloc at their regular Wednesday meeting.

 
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