Machnouk explains vote law to diplomats, says polls enhance stability


Ambassadors from 24 countries and representatives of the United Nations and the European Union participated in the Elections' Forum on Tuesday, where Interior Minister, Nouhad Machnouk, and his technical and administrative team elaborated Lebanon's new vote law and the details of the electoral process.

Machnouk highlighted the "importance of the legislative polls in protecting the democratic system and enhancing political stability in Lebanon."

"The unprecedented reforms made to the vote law will allow a better representation of different Lebanese segments," he said. 

"The Ministry is now ready to conduct the elections," he maintained.

For her part, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Pernille Dahler Kardel, saw that the team's presentation was "encouraging" and "promising."

In turn, EU Ambassador, Christina Lassen, maintained that the "EU supports all the electoral reforms as they are compliant with the recommendations included in the EU report following the monitoring of Lebanon's 2009 legislative elections."