Lebanese Expats: VOTE 2009 Elections

08Sep08

Lebanese are not allowed to vote from abroad.

The memo.

The Administration and Justice Parliamentary committee on Monday urged Lebanese citizens living abroad to register with the respective Lebanese embassies so that their names would be included in the voters’ lists for the 2009 elections.

Committee Chairman Robert Ghanem told reporters Lebanese diplomatic missions would send names of voters to Beirut by Dec. 31, so that central authorities would add them to voters’ lists in a month time, allowing them to vote where they reside.

We did not give them the right to vote. It is their non-alienable right. We only created the mechanism that allows them to vote where they are living,” Ghanem explained.

The reforms would be proposed to parliament for tackling by a general session prior to a vote for adoption into law.



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