Lebanon: the European Union deploys an Election Observation Mission

February 24, 2022
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In response to the invitation by the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, the European Union has decided to deploy an EU Election Observation Mission to observe the parliamentary elections scheduled on 15 May 2022.

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell has appointed György Hölvényi, Member of the European Parliament, as Chief Observer of the Mission.

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell said: “The EU has been committed to assisting Lebanon’s electoral process by providing significant financial, technical and political support for their preparation. The holding of elections is first and foremost a right and an expectation of the people of Lebanon, as well as a sovereign responsibility that the Lebanese government must follow through. A constructive participation of all political forces in the upcoming elections will be of key importance for the country and all the Lebanese people. The EU is a long-standing partner of Lebanon in supporting peace and democracy, and the presence of an Election Observation Mission is another example of this commitment. I believe the work of the EU mission will contribute to an inclusive and transparent election process and to further reinforce the democratic path and reforms in Lebanon”.

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