The European Union Mission in Lebanon announced that “at the invitation of the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, the European Union decided to send a delegation to observe the parliamentary elections scheduled for May 15, 2022. The European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell appointed a member of the European Parliament, Giorgi Holvini, the delegation’s chief observer.”
Borrell said in a statement: “The European Union has committed itself to assisting the electoral process in Lebanon by providing a significant amount of financial, technical and political support to prepare for this process. Holding elections is above all a right and something that the people of Lebanon expect, and it is also a sovereign responsibility that the Lebanese government must follow.”
He followed: “The constructive participation of all political forces in the upcoming elections will be of vital importance to the country and the Lebanese people as a whole. The European Union is a long-standing partner for Lebanon in supporting peace and democracy, and the presence of an election monitoring mission is just another example of this commitment. I believe that the work of the European Union delegation will contribute to an inclusive and transparent electoral process and to the strengthening of the democratic process and reforms in Lebanon”.