BEIRUT — Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said on Wednesday that all preparations for the legislative elections “have been completed.”
Here’s what we know:
• “The legislative elections will take place for sure. All the preparations have been completed. The security forces are fully ready and will not hesitate to play their role,” assured Mawlawi on Wednesday in a television interview on the al-Hurra TV channel.
• The minister also clarified that “the problem of the distribution of electricity has been resolved for both in the polling stations and in the premises where the vote counting commissions will sit.”
• Mawlawi pointed out that people whose passports are no longer valid will be able to vote abroad, provided that the ministry seals their passport against an amount of LL200,000 in accordance with a decree which will be released on Thursday.
• As for complaints about the organization of the ballot in Australia, he confirmed that the Consulate General carried out the directives of the Foreign Ministry concerning the distribution of voters according to their addresses and postal codes.
• Internet users have denounced the fact that within the same family, people are registered in polling centers that are extremely far from each other, which could make their access to voting difficult, if not impossible.