Lebanese parl’t elections turnout at 49.2 pct

BEIRUT, Lebanese Interior and Municipalities Minister Nuhad Machnouk announced that the turnout in Sunday’s parliamentary election hit 49.2 percent.

In a press conference, Machnouk said that the election went smoothly without major incidents.

He expected that the final results of the elections would be announced early Monday.

Lebanese voters cast their ballots today in a much-delayed elections to choose 128 new lawmakers from 597 candidates who are running on 77 closed lists.

The eligible voters are estimated 3.7 million. One of the main changes in this election is a complex voting system that introduces a degree of proportional representation.

Today’s polling was held nine years after the previous legislative election.

The parliament had extended its mandate three times without voting, citing security concerns. (

Source: Kuwait News Agency