SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 29 May 2022, Sunday |

What is preferential vote?

Parliamentary elections are conducted on the basis of the proportional system, which was adopted for the first time in the last parliamentary elections. What is the preferential vote in the relative system?

Each Lebanese voter has the right to vote for one list among the competing lists, and he has the right to vote with one preferential vote for a candidate from the smallest electoral district from within the list he chose.

If the voter does not vote with a preferential vote, his vote shall remain valid, and only the list shall be counted. But if he casts more than one preferential vote within the same list, no preferential vote shall be counted, and the list shall be counted alone.

If the voter voted for a list and casts a preferential vote within another list, the preferential vote shall not be counted.

Therefore, Dear Lebanese, on the fifteenth of May, choose the representatives of your nation carefully, because the fate of Lebanon’s future is in the ballot box.

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