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Interior minister says he will submit a study on the establishment of voting 'megacenters'

Interior minister says he will submit a study on the establishment of voting 'megacenters'

A Lebanese man votes during the 2018 legislative elections. (Credit: Joseph Eid/AFP)

BEIRUT – Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said Thursday that he "will submit a study to the government on the establishment of [voting] megacenters tomorrow," ahead of the May 15 parliamentary elections.

Here’s what we know:

    • “I will submit to the cabinet a study on megacentres tomorrow,” said Mawlawi, after a meeting with President Michel Aoun. Aoun’s Twitter account reported that he discussed with Aoun "the final preparations to organize the parliamentary elections with precision, fluidity and transparency, so that all Lebanese can go to the polling stations in the country and abroad.”

    • The Lebanese president has repeatedly expressed his desire to "create megacenters so that citizens can exercise their right to vote without having to go to their villages far from their place of residence.”

    • Additionally, Free Patriotic Movement MPs, led by Aoun’s son-in-law Gebran Bassil, have said they believe that this measure is part of necessary electoral reforms.


BEIRUT – Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said Thursday that he "will submit a study to the government on the establishment of [voting] megacenters tomorrow," ahead of the May 15 parliamentary elections.Here’s what we know:    • “I will submit to the cabinet a study on megacentres tomorrow,” said Mawlawi, after a meeting with President Michel Aoun. Aoun’s Twitter account...