For the first time, Lebanese nationals residing abroad had the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the parliamentary elections which will be held in May 2018. Prospective voters were able to
. Another option was to register with the nearest Lebanese embassy or consulate. Registration closed yesterday at midnight Beirut local time. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil announced on Twitter that 92,810 people registered. He thanked them for believing in Lebanon.
شكراً ل ٩٢٨١٠ منتشر لبناني تسجلوا للتصويت بالإنتخابات؛ المسافات ما ابعدتكن عن بلدكن، صرتوا شركاء بالقرار لتصنعوا التغيير ! وبعد في كتير…..
— Gebran Bassil (@Gebran_Bassil) November 20, 2017
According to the
, the Ministry is trying to extend the deadline for the registration so that more people participate. The people who missed the initial deadline and want to register can fill the application. If the date gets extended, their applications will be examined, and they will be able to vote in the 2018 parliamentary elections. If not, then they will have to wait for the next elections.