Lebanese parliament session on Beirut blast postponed due to lack of quorum

Only 39 out of 117 deputies attended the parliamentary session, causing the session to be postponed to a later date.

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On Thursday, a public session to discuss last year’s massive explosion at the port of Beirut in the Lebanese Parliament was postponed due to the lack of a quorum.

Adnan Daher, the parliament’s Secretary-General, said in a statement that only 39 out of 117 deputies were in attendance, short of the minimum number needed. “The session is being postponed to a date to be determined later,” the Secretary-General said.

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri had called on lawmakers to hold a session on the blast based on articles in the Constitution that allow the parliament to open an investigation before a special court for presidents and ministers.

A disastrous explosion rocked Beirut’s port in August 2020, taking the lives of over 200 people and causing massive damage, further weakening Lebanon’s already fragile economy, which has been ravaging the country to this date.

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