Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib launched on Thursday the operations room from the Foreign Ministry to monitor the voting in the diaspora.
The diaspora voting will kickstart on Friday, May 6, and on Sunday, May 8, depending on the weekend day in the countries where the polling takes place.
During the launch of the operations room, PM Mikati expressed that this is “a historic and important moment at the ministry of foreign affairs, which is a real bridge linking Lebanon live with the spreading Lebanon, and this action is an additional step to strengthen ties between Lebanon and the Lebanese abroad.”
“God willing, the elections will be conducted with integrity and transparency, and none of us has run for election as an additional confirmation of neutrality,” he added.
Mikati also urged all members of the diaspora to “vote with integrity and freedom of conscience.”
Abdallah Bou Habib said that all the efforts have been made to ensure a successful electoral process across the countries.
“We are determined to organize the voting process abroad professionally outside political agendas and calculations,” he added.