Lebanese Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri has called for a meeting of the parliamentary bureau on Monday, Dec. 11, according to L'Orient Today's correspondent.
Earlier this week, Berri stated his intention to summon lawmakers for a legislative session before mid-December. The session is set to focus, in part, on a draft law proposing a one-year extension of the mandate for the army's commander-in-chief, Joseph Aoun, which is due to expire on Jan. 10, 2024. The army chief's name has been mentioned among potential candidates for the upcoming presidential election.
Lebanon has been without a head of state since President Michel Aoun's term ended on Oct. 31, 2022. Despite twelve parliamentary sessions held amid local and international mediation efforts, the election of a new president remains unresolved.