We're not going to lie: the reasons for having any hope in this country may seem slim lately. It took only one short month for Najib Mikati’s cabinet to halt work due to internal disputes. Lebanon is embroiled in a serious diplomatic crisis with the Gulf countries. Political figures continue with their attempts to derail the Beirut port blast investigation. As for the economic situation, is it still necessary to paint a picture of it for you?
The quagmire is colossal and, frankly, nauseating. We are more than ever in a dark tunnel, and it is difficult to see the light at the end.
But it is precisely because hope is dwindling that it is more necessary than ever not to give up. There is still a path through which we have hope to put this country back on track: through the ballot box in the 2022 legislative elections.
This path is strewn with pitfalls and we do not know what awaits us at the end. What is certain, however, is that not trying it is a guarantee of getting nowhere at all.
This is why L’Orient Today is getting involved. We are convinced that it is essential not to miss the opportunity of the legislative elections. More than ever, it is vital that you, whether you are resident in Lebanon or part of the diaspora, take the steps necessary to ensure you are qualified to vote. Vote for whomever you want — it’s no one’s business but yours — but, in any case, vote.
To help you do so, we will walk you through the registration process for diaspora voters here.
It will only take a few clicks.
You only have a few days left, with registration ending on Nov. 20. Your voice, no matter what, will make a difference.
So, register to vote. For you, for your relatives and friends who remained in Lebanon, for this country.
For voters inside of Lebanon, you can follow the link to check whether your name is on the voter list in your district.