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Lebanese president calls for safety in parliamentary elections

Líbano, presidente, elecciones, parlamentarias, seguridad

Lebanese president calls for safety in parliamentary elections

Beirut, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for security and cooperation from international observers on Friday in view of the parliamentary elections to be held on May 15.

While presiding over the Higher Council of Defense at the Baabda Palace, Aoun called to make the appropriate decisions in the framework of the preparations, accompaniment and post-polls.

The president urged the administrative coordination for a smooth conduct on the day and called for the collaboration of the mission of foreign specialists and the Supervisory Commission of Elections.

According to the Twitter account of the Presidency, the Council approved the formation of an operations room at the Ministry of Interior to follow the pace of the electoral process and to continue the citizen awareness campaigns.

Prime Minister Najib Miqati stressed the importance of preserving the prestige of the state and the dignity of security institutions.

A total of 1,043 candidates, the highest number in the last 17 years, are running for the 128-seat legislature, which is evenly divided between Christians and Muslims.

Lebanon, plunged into a financial and economic crisis, called for parliamentary elections last December and the country’s residents abroad will be able to cast their vote from May 6 to 8, a week before the polls on national territory.


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