EU observers to monitor expats voting in Lebanese elections


BEIRUT– The EU delegation of observers will monitor the expatriates voting in the Lebanese legislative elections scheduled for April 29 across 10 European countries, the National News Agency (NNA) reported on Friday.

The announcement was made Friday by Elena Valenciano, head of the EU delegation to Lebanon, during her meeting with Lebanese Minister of the Interior and Municipalities Nouhad Mashnouq, NNA said.

Mashnouq briefed the delegation on the overall logistical and technical preparations for the parliamentary elections, while Valenciano explained the tasks of the EU observation team of more than 100 members.

Besides the EU, the U.S. National Democratic Institute, led by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, will also monitor the Lebanese elections through 30 observers deployed in the 15 constituencies.

Meanwhile, a team from the Arab League and another from the Arab Election Monitoring Network are expected to observe the elections as well.

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