The leader of the Shia movement “Amal” Nabih Berri was re-elected to the post of chairman of the Lebanese parliament, which he has held for 30 years. He received 65 votes, one more than the required minimum.
23 deputies filed blank ballots, and 40 more deliberately spoiled them in protest against the nomination of an ally of Hezbollah. In the past, Berry has never received less than 90 votes, and in 2018, 98 out of 128 MPs voted in favor of his candidacy.
“We must act as a united front against attempts at normalization with the enemy, no matter what proposals they make to us and no matter what pressure they put on us,” he said after re-election.