The Lebanese Parliament confirms that the parliamentary elections will be held on March 27

The Lebanese Parliament confirms that the parliamentary elections will be held on March 27
The Lebanese Parliament confirms that the parliamentary elections will be held on March 27

Beirut – Reuters

On Thursday, the Lebanese Parliament voted in favor of holding the parliamentary elections on March 27, confirming a decision it had taken last week and that President Michel Aoun had objected to..

Parliament voted on October 19 to hold elections at this time, but Aoun returned the law to parliament on Friday for reconsideration..

The Council approved the date during a vote it held today with a majority of 77 deputies, but some of those who were opposed to this early date for the elections – including members of the Free Patriotic Movement to which Aoun belongs – expressed concern about the completion of the legal quorum for a second vote related to the elections of Lebanese residing abroad..

The elections were initially expected to take place in May.

Gibran Bassil, leader of the Free Patriotic Movement and Aoun’s son-in-law, withdrew from the session due to the dispute, ending today’s session..

After leaving the session, he said: «We withdrew from the session due to a very large constitutional violation».

Holding the elections on March 27 gives Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government just a few months to try to secure an International Monetary Fund rescue plan amid the country’s economic meltdown..

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