In his first entitlement after his election, the Lebanese Parliament re-elected Nabih Berri as its speaker, for the seventh time, after obtaining 65 votes out of 128, which is the percentage required to elect him for a new term.
As for the rest of the votes of parliament members, they were divided between 23 blank papers and 40 null papers.
This is the first time in the history of the past six sessions that Berri has received such a small number of votes since 1992, which confirms that there has been a complete change in the course of conditions and the political situation.
His highest percentage of votes was in 2000, when he won with 124 votes.
In the 1992 session, Berri won 105 votes, and in 1996, he won 122 votes.
In the 2005 and 2009 sessions, Berri received 90 votes, while in the 2018 session he received 98 votes, in addition to 23 white papers and one canceled paper.
The 2022 parliament also elected a vice president, as Elias Bou Saab won this position with 65 votes, in the second round, after he won in the first session 64 votes.
MP Alain Aoun won the position of Secretary with 65 votes, and the second secretary, MP Hadi Abu Al-Hassan, won by acclamation after MP Firas Hamdan withdrew.
Representatives Agop Pakradounian, Michel Moussa and Karim Kabbara won the membership of the Parliament’s Bureau by acclamation.
In light of the ongoing economic meltdown since the fall of 2019, it is the responsibility of the new parliament to pass urgent bills and reforms required by the International Monetary Fund in order to support Lebanon.