Lebanon Must Hold Next Year's Elections on Time, Says UN Envoy

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Lebanon Must Hold Next Year's Elections on Time, Says UN Envoy

Lebanon should hold next year's general elections on time and voters should look to the polls as an opportunity to hold politicians accountable, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon said.

“We perceive elections as a choice but also for the people; it’s an opportunity to hold elected representatives accountable, [and] we encourage the organization of elections, ”Joanna Wronecka said, adding that the UN is ready to help Lebanon with the preparation of free and transparent elections, which are scheduled to begin with a general election in May 2022.

The elections will include separate municipal, Parliament, and presidential elections, but the country’s current political crisis has led some to question whether the dates will be upheld.

Commenting on whether the elections will be a moment to uproot the stagnant political system, Wronecka said the vote is “the most appropriate, democratic way of organizing the political life, of course with the participation and involvement of the whole citizens.”

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Source: The Daily Star