| 21 May 2022, Saturday |

Bassil aiming at Australian, American and Canadian ballots… Why?

Less than two weeks before the parliamentary elections in the countries of the diaspora, set for May 6 in the Arab countries, and 8 in Western countries, and a few days after the complaints received from Australia due to the impossibly logistical arrangements there, the head of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, accused the head of the Free Patriotic Movement of trying to Disrupt the elections in expatriation, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and revealed that a work team for Bassil, is preparing to go abroad to take over key joints, including the United States of America, Canada and Australia. So, why is the attention focused on these countries in particular?
The first reason is the proportion of Christians registered in the three countries. According to the numbers registered in the expatriation of Christians from which we obtained a copy, it turns out that the largest percentage of the Christian community is in five countries, 3 of which are the United States, Canada and Australia, in addition to the Emirates and France, and their number is 87,234 out of 119,432 registered Christians in all countries of expatriation. Christians registered in America, Canada, Australia, France and the UAE amount to 73% of the total registered Christians in all expatriate countries. The second reason is that out of the 26,682 registered in all the countries of expatriation from the North 3 constituency, the constituency in which Basil is nominated, there are 16 thousand in Canada, America and Australia, and the largest number is in Australia 9253, meaning if 60 percent of the 16 thousand elected, they constitute a quotient and fractures, and this is not in Bassil’s interest. The quotient in 2018 in the district of Batroun, Koura, Bcharre and Zgharta, was about 11 thousand, and it is known that the majority of them are those who have been displaced because of their political orientation, and are resentful of the current political system and authority.