| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Ballots in Gulf nations closed on Friday night

In the meanwhile, polls were closed in the following countries: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Iraqi Republic, the Sultanate of Oman, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Egypt.

Expatriates registered in the United Arab Emirates will vote on Sunday along with the rest of the world.

After the elections ended in the Arab nations and Iran, Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib said that the turnout was around 59 percent, with 18225 votes cast, a considerable figure for ten countries.

“The highest voter participation was in Syria with 84 percent, followed by Tehran with 74 percent, then Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman 66 percent, Jordan 60 percent, Saudi Arabia 49 percent, Baghdad 48 percent, Cairo 42 percent, and Alexandria 58 percent,” he said.

He continued, “All the flaws that arose were handled swiftly and nothing happened to disrupt the election process. We sealed the boxes with red wax, and inside is a GPS. If there is any fraud, it can be immediately identified.”

  • Sawt Beirut International