718 candidates run for Lebanon elections
(MENAFN) The Lebanese voting authorities began counting the numbers as voting sites for the nation’s parliamentary elections shut it down.
Voting sites allover Lebanon started at 7:00 AM (04:00GMT) and shut down at 7:00 PM, with more than 3.91 million constituents above 21 years, which is the legal age to vote.
The Lebanese official news agency stated that it had began in the attendance of the agents of the challenging lists as well as candidates. Najib Mikati, the Prime Minister of Lebanon expressed hope that the voting would give us a parliament that is going to aid the nation to recuperate from its financial jeopardy, after the end of electing.
Adding, voters were beyond 50 percent in lots of regions, with a choice to permit Lebanese refugees to vote as well, were vital accomplishments for the nation. The Interior Ministry announced that 718 candidates were contesting to positions in the 128 seats of the parliament.
Early outcomes are estimated to come out on Monday, alongside with the Interior Ministry to publicize the official results well ahead.
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