The turnout rate for Lebanese expats who voted Sunday in the Lebanese parliamentary elections reached 59 percent, according to Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.
In a Monday news conference, Bassil said the turnout was high and reflected the “enthusiasm and interest of the Lebanese community abroad.”
According to the state-run National News Agency, the total cost of the electoral process reached about $1.5 million. Elections were held in 39 countries.
“Elections were held under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Interior; there was a lot of cooperation between the Foreign and Interior ministries,” Bassil said. “I think there has never been such a remarkable vote in Lebanon’s history, with such transparency.”
He announced the following voter turnout rates abroad:
- 58% in Austrailia
- 59.5% in Europe
- 68% in Africa
- 45% in Latin America
- 55% in the United States
- 69% in Arab countries.
Voting inside Lebanon will be held next Sunday.