Minister of Foreign Affairs submits draft law to extend voter registration deadline for Lebanese expats

For the first time, Lebanese nationals residing abroad will have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the parliamentary election. The latter will take place on May 6 in Lebanon and between April 22 and 27 abroad. Prospective voters were able to register online. Another option was to register with the nearest Lebanese embassy or consulate. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil announced on Twitter that

92,810 people registered

. He thanked them for believing in Lebanon. Yesterday, the Minister announced on Twitter that he submitted a draft law to extend the deadline so that more Lebanese expats vote in the 2018 election. He also noted that the online voter registration worked well and that there is still time for thousands of people to register.

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 election. If not, then they will have to wait for the next election.

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