Speaker Berri heading the parliament session. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A Parliament legislative session unexpectedly broke up Tuesday evening less than an hour after it started with the loss of quorum, when Lebanese Forces and some Future Movement MPs walked out, prompting Speaker Nabih Berri to adjourn the session, without setting a date for a new one.The evening session was the final one scheduled for the two-day legislative morning and evening sessions, which began Monday.During the evening session, Parliament endorsed LL100 billion ($66 million) to support subsidized housing loans granted by the Public Corporation for Housing to limited income people for a year. There had been suggestions at the end of the morning session that a five-year plan would be adopted, but it was not endorsed by MPs, who approved only one year of support until the Cabinet, which has yet to be formed, can come up with a strategy to support housing. In all, Parliament, convening in the first legislative session since the May elections, has ratified 15 draft laws, 10 Tuesday and five Monday, out of 29 bills and proposals on its agenda.Hariri did not attend the evening session.
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