Lebanese elections: Voting continues amid high turnout
The voter turnout in the Lebanese elections until 11:00 am reached 14.6%.
Lebanese citizens continue to rush to polling stations to take part in the 2022 Lebanese Parliamentary elections. The voter turnout in the Lebanese elections until 11:00 am reached 14.6%.
The proportions were distributed as follows:
Beirut I: 9.78%, Beirut II: 12.80%.
Mount Lebanon I: 13.63%, Mount Lebanon II: 18.28%, Mount Lebanon III: 18.16%, Mount Lebanon IV: 18.02%.
South I: 15.65%, South II: 13.13%, South III: 16.08%.
North I: 10.04%, North II: 10.66%, North III: 20.60%.
Bekaa I: 12.57%, Bekaa II: 12.70%, Bekaa III: 15.88%.
The final phase of the #Lebanese Parliamentary Election 2022 takes place today.— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) May 15, 2022
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Candidates cast their votes
After casting his vote, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that Lebanese citizens cannot be impartial in a fundamental issue for choosing the system of government, hoping that all Lebanese will vote in today's elections.
#Lebanese President Michel Aoun after casting his vote: Citizens cannot be impartial in a fundamental issue for choosing the system of government, I hope all Lebanese will vote today in these elections.#Lebaneseelections2022 https://t.co/MpQCDLnX3D— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) May 15, 2022
Similarly, Hezbollah MP Hassan Fadlallah said that the Lebanese people are exercising the greatest constitutional entitlement today.
Fadlallah indicated that Southern Lebanon is an essential component of the country, stressing the need to move to the stage of rebuilding the state, adding that hatred has no place in building Lebanon.
The MP affirmed that if the latest Israeli occupation military drills aim to influence the elections, the Resistance is on the lookout.
The people chose the Resistance
On his part, Amal movement Member of Parliament Ali Hassan Khalil considered that people's participation in the elections today is a message to all those who bet on their retreat, adding that the people chose the Resistance.
Khalil also called for the widest participation in the parliamentary elections.
Earlier, Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Lebanese army arrested a man who opened fire from a car at an army checkpoint in Akkar, north of Lebanon, and wounded two soldiers, who were transferred to a hospital in the area.