Mashnouq explains vote law to diplomats, maintains polls enhance stability

Tue 13 Feb 2018 at 17:00 Politics


NNA - Ambassadors from 24 countries and representatives of the United Nations and the European Union participated in the "Elections' Forum" on Tuesday, where Interior Minister Nohad Mashnouq and his technical and administrative team elaborated Lebanon's new vote law and the details of the electoral process.


In his intervention, Mashnouq highlighted the "importance of the legislative polls in protecting the democratic system and enhancing political stability in Lebanon."


"The unprecedented reforms made to the vote law will allow a better representation of different Lebanese segments," he said.


"The Ministry is now ready to conduct the elections," he maintained.


For her part, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Dahler Kardel saw that the team's presentation was "encouraging" and "promising."


In turn, EU Ambassador Christina Lassen maintained that the "EU supports all the electoral reforms as they are compliant with the recommendations included in the EU report following the monitoring of Lebanon's 2009 legislative elections."


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