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Berri meets Kataeb delegation

Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, met at his Ain-el-Tineh residence on Thursday, with a delegation of Kataeb party headed by MP Sami Gemayel, over the current developments on the local scene.

Speaking to reporters following the meeting, Gemayel highlighted the necessity to form a neutral technocrat government "to manage the huge crisis at the economic and social levels, and preserve what is left of the country pending the political agreement."

He added that talks also touched on the expatriates' vote.

"We have submitted a bill today to cancel the seats devoted to expatriates, as we believe that they must vote for 128 lawmakers in Lebanon and not for only six MPs," he said.

"We see that the six MPs to be elected abroad will not participate in the legislative life; they will have no role to play and they will not attend the House committees' meetings. Thus, their election would be merely figurative," he explained.

Separately, Berri met with a delegation of RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy (CMEPP), with whom he discussed the current situation in Lebanon and the broader Arab region, in addition to the refugee dossier.

He also received Sarkis Sarkis, with whom he tackled the current local situation.

Source: National News Agency

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