The President of the Lebanese Republic, Michel Aounverified this Sunday the progress of the parliamentary electoral process, on the second day of voting for the diaspora in 48 nations of Europe, America, Africa and Australia.
According to the AVN web portal, when attending the operations room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, the president praised the efforts to successfully complete the elections of the Lebanese community abroad, which is attending the polls for the second time. in the history.
He congratulated the work of the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of the Interior, while expecting an electoral closure without problems or objections.
Australia was the first nation to open schools, while Canada began the vote on the continent of America to extend the participation of Lebanese abroad to 32 hours, from the early hours of this Sunday to this Monday until 08:00: 00, local time.
More than 225,000 Lebanese are registered to vote in around 59 nations, to elect their 128 representatives, in a unicameral legislature divided equally between Christians and Muslims.
The first stage of the vote for the diaspora took place last Friday and the data reflected the turnout of 18,225 Lebanese in Syria, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iraq.
Next Sunday, May 15, the Lebanese in the country will endorse their constitutional right. A total of 718 candidates on 103 electoral lists will compete for the 128-seat legislature.
It should be remembered that Lebanon called parliamentary elections last December in the midst of what they consider to be the worst economic crisis in decades.