Today, President Michel Aoun signed the decree which sets the dates of the 2018 parliamentary election. The election will be officially held on May 6. Lebanese nationals living in other Middle Eastern counties and those who reside in Africa, Europe, and America will vote on April 27 and April 29 respectively. Lebanese expats will be able to exercise their right to vote for the first time. The ballots will be placed in polling stations set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.