The Lebanese parliament speaker proposed holding legislative elections in Lebanon before the end of 2017
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Monday proposed holding legislative elections before the end of the year, ahead of schedule in May 2018, stressing that the proposal is "in line with the national interest and commitment to the spirit of law that imposes elections at the earliest opportunity.

In a television statement, Berri said the proposal stipulates that the current parliament's mandate expires on Dec. 31, with elections to be held before that date.

The Lebanese parliament has extended its mandate three times since the election of its current members in 2009, which was supposed to be a four-year session. In June the government approved a new law extending the term of Parliament for 11 months "for technical reasons".

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