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“Sawt Beirut International” news bulletin for April 28, 2022

Expatriate voting: System’s new scandal!

Expatriate voting turns scandalous. In Australia, Canada, and the United States, the Lebanese state took measures with one aim: to obstruct the diaspora elections instead of helping them to do so. Of course, what the state is doing is unbelievable. Countries that respect themselves do everything necessary to facilitate the election of expatriates, not to obstruct it. A few days ago, the presidential elections took place in France, and the French embassy in Lebanon distributed several polling stations in various Lebanese regions to comfort the Lebanese-French, and so as not to cost them the hardship of coming to Beirut, specifically to the headquarters of the French embassy to cast their votes. This is in Lebanon, which area does not exceed ten thousand four hundred and fifty-two square kilometres, so how about countries such as the United States, Australia and Canada? From here, what is required is one: that the opposition forces raise their voices loudly and reject all official practices, and words to be transformed into action, so as to prevent the parliamentary elections in the countries of expansion from turning into a farce. Will the opposition forces succeed in this, or will the system’s parties remain stronger than any case of objection, as happened today in the parliament? As no quorum was reached to discuss a vote of confidence in the Minister of Foreign Affairs, which indicates that the system does not want the expatriates to vote. Therefore, Lebanese: your country needs you, and the electoral duty is calling you. Participated massively in the upcoming elections, as “your voices are our legitimate weapon, so we can extract them and prevail.”

  • Sawt Beirut International