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ELECTIONS 2022

Authorities report turnout rates at 9 p.m.

Authorities report turnout rates at 9 p.m.

Lebanese taking part in the legislative elections in a voting center in Dubai on May 8, 2022. (Credit: Karim Sahib/AFP)

BEIRUT — Turnout on the second day of the Lebanese legislative elections held abroad exceeded 50 percent in several European and African countries, at 9 p.m. Beirut time, according to the latest figures released by the authorities. In Europe, the overall participation rate was 51.89 percent, while in Africa it was 48.95 percent.

Here's what we know:

    • In France, where long queues were reported in Paris in front of the voting centers, 13,722 people slipped their ballot into the ballot box, or 48.77 percent of voters. Some 48.67 percent of Lebanese voters residing in Germany, i.e. 7,872 people, had voted according to these latest figures provided, while 64.27 percent took part in the ballot in the United Kingdom. In Turkey, 574 voters among the 1,000 registered voters have so far voted, or 57.46 percent of registered voters.

    • In Dubai, the final turnout was 71.2 percent, according to the LBCI TV channel. However, turnout stands at 77 percent in Abu Dhabi, according to the state-run National News Agency.

    • On the African continent, 46.14 percent of voters voted in Côte d'Ivoire, or 2,801 people, have voted. In Nigeria, 1,300 voters cast ballots, or 50.39 percent of the total registered voters. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the turnout is 59.53 percent, with 509 voters.

    • At 3:30 p.m. Beirut time, the Minister of Foreign Affairs had indicated that 11,328 people had voted in Australia (55 percent of those registered in Sydney, 40 percent in Canberra and 55 percent in Melbourne) when the polls closed.

    • The highest turnout, at 6 p.m., was recorded in Luxembourg —  70 percent — followed by Cyprus with 69.40 percent, and Switzerland with 67.47 percent. At the bottom of the table, we find Togo, with 23.36 percent participation.

    • A total of 194,348 Lebanese voters were called to vote on Sunday in 48 countries. Friday, nearly 31,000 voters were called to vote in Iran and nine Arab countries, with the final turnout having reaching 59.49 percent.


BEIRUT — Turnout on the second day of the Lebanese legislative elections held abroad exceeded 50 percent in several European and African countries, at 9 p.m. Beirut time, according to the latest figures released by the authorities. In Europe, the overall participation rate was 51.89 percent, while in Africa it was 48.95 percent.Here's what we know:    • In France, where long queues...