Legislative in Lebanon: “the winds of change” are blowing from abroad

About 60% of voters registered abroad participated in the Lebanese legislative elections on Friday May 6 and Sunday May 8, the first since the popular uprising of 2019, the unprecedented economic and financial crisis that the country is undergoing and the double explosion in the port of Beirut which devastated part of the capital – events all attributed to the ruling caste – several Lebanese media reported on Monday.

It is the second time since 2018 that the diaspora has been allowed to vote, and the first time that the number of participants – bolstered by the latest wave of emigration and representing the strong mobilization due to this series of black events – has also been important for this election closely followed by the international community.

“About 60% of Lebanese voters around the world voted on Sunday,” said an official at the Ministry of Af

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