Statement of the International Support Group for Lebanon

February 14, 2022
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The International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG) met in Beirut to review preparations for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Echoing the Security Council press statement on Lebanon of 4 February 2022, and recalling its previous statements, the ISG reiterated its call for free, fair, transparent and inclusive elections, as scheduled on 15 May 2022.

The ISG noted that while the international community was deeply committed to and had provided significant financial, material, technical and political support to Lebanon’s electoral process, the elections are first and foremost a right and expectation of the people of Lebanon and a sovereign responsibility which is incumbent on the authorities to deliver on.

With the elections just three months away, the ISG urged expeditious preparatory work respecting the existing legislative framework and the constitutional timelines. The ISG called on the authorities to promptly make available all the necessary resources and intensify technical and administrative preparations to ensure the timeliness and integrity of the electoral process.

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