Phalange: Govt. Failure to Allow Expats to Vote May Force us to Question Legitimacy of Elections

Posted on: May 01, 2012 at 00:29
The Phalange Party questioned on Monday the government’s ability to allow expatriates to vote in the 2013 parliamentary elections.

It said in a statement after its weekly politburo meeting: “Its failure to grant them such a right may force us to question the legitimacy of the electoral process.”

The party therefore voiced its support for all Lebanese to be granted citizenship and the rights that come with it.

Furthermore, the politburo also questioned the government’s ability to reach an agreement over the electoral law in time to even allow expatriates to vote.

Allowing them to vote also requires the completion of diplomatic appointments to enable expatriates to vote at Lebanese embassies, it continued.

Cabinet last week approved a mechanism that allows expatriates to vote in next year’s parliamentary elections.
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