Speaker Nabih Berri reiterated on Wednesday that an extension of the parliament's term is “absolutely impossible.”
Addressing lawmakers during his Wednesday meeting with deputies in Ain el-Tineh, he said: “Rest assured, I speak on behalf of the council. A parliament mandate extension is absolutely inconceivable.
“My words are also addressed at those who accuse us of seeking an extension,” he added.
The Speaker stressed the need to agree on a new voting system for Lebanon's parliamentary elections, he said: “We have to reach an agreement on a new law for the polls."
In April President Michel Aoun invoked his constitutional powers to adjourn the parliament for one month to give the legislators time to craft a new election law and hold the elections as quickly as possible.
Lebanon's deputies were set to vote in parliament to postpone national elections and extend their term for a third time since 2013.
A parliament session is set to be held on May 15.