Agence France-PresseApril 16, 2014 09:20
Lebanon's parliament is to convene on April 23 to elect a new president to succeed Michel Sleiman, whose term ends on May 25, the National News Agency reported Wednesday.
"Parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri has called for a session on Wednesday April 23 to elect a new president of the republic," the official news agency said.
Lebanon's president, who must come from the country's Maronite Christian community, is elected by a vote in the parliament.
Michel Moussa, a member of Berri's parliamentary bloc, said he hoped there would be a quorum for the session.