TUE 23 - 7 - 2019
 
Date: Feb 14, 2018
Source: The Daily Star

Folder: Elections
Interior Ministry ready for parliamentary elections
BEIRUT: The Interior Ministry is ready for spring’s parliamentary elections, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk announced Tuesday, affirming the importance of the elections in protecting Lebanon’s democratic system. Machnouk’s remarks came during a meeting held at the ministry with diplomats and representatives of the new electoral law. He and his technical and administrative team gave a presentation to 24 ambassadors and representatives of 22 countries, the European Union, the United Nations and the UNDP.

The country’s first parliamentary elections in nine years are set for May 6. “The ministry is now ready to hold the elections. All the preparations come within a comprehensive work plan that the ministry’s technical team has put in place since the beginning,” Machnouk said.

“The elections are important to safeguard the democratic system and political stability in Lebanon,” Machnouk added.

The ministry’s team then provided the attendees with an overview of the electoral law, the system for expat voting and measures catering for people with special needs.

Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Kardel said that the presentation was encouraging.

EU Ambassador to Lebanon Christina Lassen said that the EU supports the electoral reforms as they match with the recommendations made after monitoring the last elections.


 
Readers Comments (0)
Add your comment

Enter the security code below*

 Can't read this? Try Another.
 
Related News
Lebanon: Progress made in finding resolution to Aley fallout
Lebanon: Hariri, Khalil defend budget on eve of vote
Argentina brands Hezbollah a terrorist organization
Lebanon: Joumblatt says open to any fix to Aley fallout
Saudi Arabia to revive political, economic role in Lebanon
Related Articles
Challenging traditional notions of poverty
Lebanon needs data-driven reforms
Hezbollah’s governance predicament
Back to earth
Toward an open government in Lebanon
Copyright 2019 . All rights reserved