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Lebanon's opposition lawmakers start work in chaotic first session

In their first session, Lebanon's newly elected opposition legislators found themselves immediately swamped in the quagmire of Lebanese politics.
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Nabih Berri was reelected speaker of parliament for a seventh term during Lebanon's first parliamentary session since the May 15 elections.

Berri heads the Amal Movement and is a close ally of Hezbollah. The 84-year-old politician has held his position since 1992. This time he won by his slimmest margin ever with only 65 votes compared to 98 in 2018.

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