Berri is Speaker again!
90 yays, 28 blanks.
It is sad to see the most important facade of our democracy (yes, the whole thing is a charade) being so un-democratic.
This is the fifth term for Berri, and his 17th year as speaker. I think that there should be limits on the number of terms you are allowed to be Speaker of Parliament, the same way there are presidential term limits. Because frankly, this is bordering the ridiculous.
But, it seems that we are not going to see the end of this charade anytime soon. In his acceptance speech, Berri is quoted as saying the following: "I am sure that those who cast blank ballots today will re-elect me in four years."
I guess we might just have to wait for him to die to see a new face as Speaker.
23 hours ago