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Does Nabih Berri now reign supreme?

The longer the presidential vacuum drags on, the more free rein the head of the legislature has.

Does Nabih Berri now reign supreme?

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri presides over a parliamentary session dedicated to the election of a new president. (Credit: Lebanese Parliament)

Under normal circumstances, Lebanon celebrates its Independence Day on Nov. 22, with a military parade, attended by the country’s top three political figures: the president, the Parliament speaker and the prime minister, who sit side by side to...

Under normal circumstances, Lebanon celebrates its Independence Day on Nov. 22, with a military parade, attended by the country’s top three political figures: the president, the Parliament speaker and the prime minister, who sit side by side to...Berry règne désormais en maître absolu...