Lebanese Minister of Information: Great global interest in our elections

In exclusive remarks to “Sky News Arabia” on Sunday, Al-Makari called on the electoral monitoring body to refer the violations that occurred to the competent judiciary and “follow up what will be done until the end.”

The minister revealed that the number of non-Lebanese media professionals authorized to cover election day, and who actually participated in the coverage, reaches 33 Arab and foreign journalists, and considered that “this participation is proof of the interest of the world for the Lebanese parliamentary debate”. elections.”

He mentioned that media from various Arab and Western countries, especially Europe, came to cover the elections, including German, Italian, Swiss, Japanese and Irish media, and from other countries.

Al-Makari praised the coverage of the local media, “which managed to transmit the image, either in the days before when the elections were held abroad, or today from Lebanon, despite all the difficulties it faces technically, logistically and security”.

The polls closed at 7 pm Beirut time and the counting of votes is currently taking place, which is expected to last until after midnight.

The Lebanese voted, this Sunday, in the first elections in the country since the great economic collapse that Lebanon has been experiencing since 2019.

The younger generation hopes to strike a blow at the ruling political elite, whom they blame for the economic crisis, even if the prospects for major change appear dim.

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