Three polling stations opened their doors to Lebanese voters registered in the UnitedKingdom to cast their votes in the second phase of the expatriate elections.
The polling process began in Britain and Northern Ireland at 09:00 am Beirut time. The total number of registered voters is 6535 distributed among three polling centers, and 15 polling stations.
Lebanon’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Rami Mortada, hoped for a massive turnout in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections,
The voting consolidates one of the principles of democracy as citizens participate in making the political future of their country, especially in these circumstances,” Mortada told Unews Press Agency.
Mortada, said that “the ministry has allocated nine centers at the polling station inside the embassy, four at the Harward Centre, two in Manchester and one in Dublin.”
He noted that “the economic crisis has affected the preparations given the material costs of the logistical preparations and the requirements of the electoral process,” adding that “thanks to the efforts made by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Interior, all obstacles were overcome.”
The ambassador further thanked “the large number of volunteers from the Lebanese community in Britain who volunteered to work at polling stations and assist the embassy staff”.