Lebanese parliamentary elections to occur on June 16

The Lebanese Council of Ministers announced on Monday that the parliamentary elections would take place on June 16.

Lebanese parliamentary elections to occur on June 16

Lebanese parliamentary elections will take place on June 16.

In a written statement released on Monday, the Lebanese Council of Ministers said that the parliamentary elections would take place on June 16.

"A new commission would be formed to inspect the parliamentary elections and a budget of 15 million USD was allocated for the elections," the Lebanese Council of Ministers said.

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Miqati, speaking at a press briefing following a meeting of the Lebanese government, said that "the government will do everything as said in the constitution so that (parliamentary) elections take place on time. The political situation in Lebanon necessitates the establishment of a new government very soon."

Miqati, on March 22, had announced his resignation after failing to reach an agreement with partners of the government on the new elections law. Following Miqati's resignation, Temmam Selam was assigned the task of establishing a government. However, a lack of an agreement between the sides in Lebanon made the establishment of a new government impossible.

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