SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 1 December 2022, Thursday |

EU to send delegation for the parliamentary elections next May

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”.

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