SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 1 December 2021, Wednesday |

Information International: Total number of registered voters abroad represent only 25% of total number of expatriates

Information International published a detailed report on the distribution of expatriates registered for the parliamentary elections in 2022, and it stated:

“On October 1, 2021, the registration of Lebanese residing abroad to vote in the 2022 elections began, and registration ended as stipulated by law on November 20, 2021. The number of registered voters reached 244,442 compared to 92,180 in 2017, registering about 165 percent increase or an additional 152,262 voters.”

While waiting for the election day to find out how many voters registered abroad will vote, and whether the overseas vote will cause an adjustment in the results, it was found that the largest percentage of registered voters was from Europe (30.6%), according to “International Information”.

Voters in North America, Europe, and Africa accounted for 80% of registered voters.

The number of voters increased dramatically in the last five days before the deadline, and their number reached about 79,000, or 32% of the total registered.

Despite the large numbers of Lebanese in Latin America, the number of registered voters reached only 6,350, according to International Information.

The total number of voters registered represent only 25% of the total number of residents abroad who are entitled to vote, and are estimated at 970,000 Lebanese.