After ex-PM Saad Hariri resigned from the political scene and announced his boycotting of the elections, his party Future Movement responded to the call by taking the same stance.
The boycott was initiated by the lack of a “successful Sunni alternative” according to his supporters.
However, instead of taking the day for granted, or just reflecting on their dissatisfaction through voting ballots, Future Movement supporters gathered in Tariq el Jdide and had a pool party in the open, which reflected defiance and carelessness.
“Note that the polling stations are currently witnessing a crowd of voters in the region,” said Salman Andary on Twitter.
However, with the very low voter turn-out rate, of 25,2% across Lebanon so far, their boycott will only favor Hariri’s opponents by keeping them in the parliament for another 4-year term and negatively affect the country and its future.