Parliament Tuesday failed to elect a new president over a lack of quorum, prompting Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone the session to Oct. 9. Tuesday’s was the 12th session that was thwarted by a lack of quorum in the past five months to pick a successor to former President Michel Sleiman, whose six-year tenure ended May 25. Berri said that the main obstacle preventing the election of a new president was “made in Lebanon.” “I am afraid that resolving this obstacle currently requires external intervention unfortunately,” the speaker told his visitors. [Link]